June 7, 2012
Last Saturday was a delightful surprise: Earthly Delights. Wow, what a place. This private home is opened up each year for a self-guided tour of the gardens, lectures by the horticultural intelligentsia and upscale vendors selling gorgeous plants and antiques. Jerry Fritz, of Linden Hill Gardens, told me about this and I’ve had it marked on my calender. What an inspirational day.
The owners have quite a hobby collecting eclectic garden-style antiques from around the world and their finds are scattered throughout the house and gardens.
Celebrity Sightings: No Martha sightings, but I did butt in to a conversation that Anne Raver (of The New York Times et al.) was having with another lecture attendee about gluten. I pretended that she was a regular person and contributed all I knew about vital wheat gluten. Anne also pretended that I was a regular person and not an eavesdropping know-it-all. The other celebrity there that I do actually know was Jerry Fritz, a regular on Martha Stewart Television and Radio.
Here’s Jerry (on the right) with Jess, the nursery manager and Evan Fritz, Jerry’s son. Visit them at Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville, PA. You’ll be delighted by their fabulous plants!
End Note: Here is my own humble earthly delight.