Informed by collective decades of horticultural experience and shared philosophical inclination, in their talk, Taylor Johnston and Ed Bowen of Issima Nursery will address the questions - Ought a cutting garden merely be defined by productive rows? Can a cut flower present an opportunity to consider a heightened expression of what one wants to achieve in a border? Join Taylor and Ed as they share years of observation, experimentation and inquiry into the idea of the cutting garden.
About Taylor and Ed:
Taylor Johnston's work in horticulture spans nearly two decades, working with hardy plants, tropicals, cut flowers, and edibles in both a public and private setting. Most recently, after leaving her perch managing the gardens and greenhouses at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and after a brief stint as head grower at New York Botanical Gardens, she teamed up with Ed Bowen, fellow reformed philosopher, hands-on gardener, occasional garden writer, and former proprietor of the nano-nursery Opus Plants, to form a collaborative, experimental nursery project called Issima. Current work with Issima focuses on growing and selecting under cultivated, garden worthy plants, growing specialty cut flowers, and pursuing a limited number of garden design projects, including most recently, at the Guggenheim in Manhattan.