Our curator for FLORA is Honey Sharp - a seasoned professional in gardens and horticulture. The Berkshires and Hudson Valley are rich in talent, with floral farmers, landscapers, garden designers, floral specialists for wedding and events, botanical nonprofits and even floral CSAs. Honey explores what the landscape offers, interviewing and photographing farmers and designers, covering the rich floral and horticultural resources that are unique to the region.
Honey Sharp settled in the Berkshires many moons ago when she opened the Honey Sharp Gallery and Ganesh Cafe in Lenox, MA. Later, with her passion for plants, gardening and landscape design she became a Master Gardener and obtained a horticulture degree at the Berkshire Botanical Garden where she also served on the Board. From 2000 to 2014 she ran Honey Sharp Garden Design, was the Garden Editor for Berkshire HomeStyle and initiated the Open Days Program of the Garden Conservancy in Western Massachusetts.
For more articles and photographs by Honey Sharp, and to sign up for her newsletter, link to www.honeysharp.com.
WOMEN IN GARDENS
Honey Sharp interviews women gardeners in the region, inquiring about their working lives as locally renowned gardeners and the paths that brought them to the Berkshires.
KRYSIA KURZYCA | MEDICINE BUDDHA GARDENS
DONNA CHANDLER | BRATTLE FARM
DORTHE HVIID | BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN
ANNA MACK | WILD & CULTIVATED
Interviews with flower farmers and retailers in the region:
- TAFT FARM
- WINDY HILL FARM
- BELLA FLORA
- CEDAR FARM
Here's a quote from Chris Whalen of Bella Flora: