June 17, 2014

A Visit With My Former Head Gardener, Andrew Beckman

I traveled quite a bit last week and one of my destinations was a speaking engagement in Portland, Oregon.  Whenever I travel, I like to see and do as much as time will allow, and we stopped in at some fun places.  I especially enjoyed a visit with my former head gardener and Living Gardening Editor, Andrew Beckman.  Andrew left MSLO to become the Associate Publisher/Editorial Director at Timber Press, the Portland-based publisher of beautifully illustrated, highly-authoritative books on gardening, ornamental and edible horticulture, garden design, sustainability, natural history, and the Pacific Northwest.  It was good to see Andrew happily settled in Portland with his husband, Bob Hyland, who has wonderful horticultural talents, as well.