Before the flower farm, there were the gardens. From the first backyard cutting garden we planted in Washington state, to the Family Garden at the New York Botanical Gardens, gardening has been a passion throughout the years. Even when moving from one home to another, some of the most beloved plants moved with us. Needless to say, when New York Times journalist Michael Tortorello contacted us for a story on how to put the garden to bed in the fall we were thrilled.
Michael spent an hour on the phone with Patti digging into the details of her work. About two weeks later, photojournalist Tony Cenicola, paid a visit to Little Big Farm to capture Patti digging up dahlias, pulling out annuals, and finding winter homes for sensitive plantings.
The article is a great read for those who love cultivating the earth. There is a nice slide show and interviews with multiple gardeners who share their insights with Michael who has quite a passion for all things gardening and the home. Dozens of readers weighed in as they shared their garden wisdom as well.