Dillon greeted us at the door and her husband, Val, gave us
an introduction to the garden and how it has changed over
the years. It was a wonderful place to gather ideas as one
might expect from a garden by such a noted garden writer and
lecturer. Helen exemplifies what it means to be a "gardener"
rather than a person who "has a garden."
By that I mean that a
gardener actually gardens. She is always changing things and
thinking about new ways to arrange her garden. Even the
large reflecting pond at the center of the garden has
been dug up and changed several times over the decades. She
doesn't just sit back and rest on her laurels but is
out there gardening just like the rest of us.