I was sitting in my office on a rather cool and rainy day when in pops Tovah Martin. She was in town speaking at a Garden Club conference in a nearby county and found time in her schedule to come by. I was hoping to see her, and I was so grateful she had time for a visit.
Tovah is no stranger to Hoffman Media. In addition to being a horticulturist, author, photo stylist, and lecturer, she writes for several of our magazines and shares her wonderful knowledge with our readers. It was fun to quiz her on her love of plants and gardening, and I found out it goes all the way back to her childhood.
Lilacs are her favorite flower as the color and scent touch all of your senses. They also bring her sweet memories of Mother’s Day. In thinking of her mom she recounts that she was the child with garden seeds in her sweater drawer. Her mother would always find them! When Tovah was a Brownie Scout her project was a seed saver project. Her love for flowers was in her soul from the beginning. She was always the tiny one lost in a garden. She is still tiny but stands tall among the gardening experts of our generation.
She loves telling other gardeners’ stories too because of their devotion and pride in their work. Helping people to see “What’s behind the garden wall?” is her mission as she travels and visits gardeners who are making our country beautiful. Tovah has also begun writing web content, and you can read more of her delightful works at plantswise.com.
My rainy day turned beautiful as I spent time with Tovah Martin. She is a joy to know and a gifted gardener.
What are your favorite flowers? I’d love to know!