About the Artists
Sydney Eddison brings to her popular lectures and gardening classes
all the skills gained in more than twenty years of teaching drama.
To her writing she brings the joy, enthusiasm, and experience of
a life-long gardener. For her work, she received the Connecticut
Horticultural Society’s Gustav A. L. Melquist Award in 2002;
the New England Wild Flower Society Kathryn S. Taylor Award in 2005,
and in 2006, The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s Bronze
Her garden has been featured in magazines and on television: Martha Stewart Living and The Victory Garden. Sydney recently completed her new book and was featured again on the Martha Stewart Show: Click here to watch interview with Sydney.
Sydney Eddison has written six books on gardening:
to GO – Creating and Designing a Container Garden: photography
by Steve Silk, Bulfinch Press, 2005.
- The Gardener's Palette - Creating Color in the Garden, photography by Steve Silk, Contemporary
- The Self-Taught Gardener - Lessons from a Country
Garden, Viking Penguin, 1997. Paperback edition: Penguin, 1998.
Unsung Season: Gardens and Gardeners in Winter - Houghton Mifflin,
- A Passion for Daylilies - The Flowers and the People,
Harper Collins, 1992.
- A Patchwork Garden - Unexpected Pleasures
from a Country Garden, Harper and Row, 1990.
- The Gardener’s
Color Wheel – A Guide to Using Color in the Garden – Developed
by Sydney Eddison and The Color Wheel Company.
Ms. Eddison has provided
introductions to three books of photography by Harold Feinstein:
One Hundred Flowers; Foliage; and One Hundred Seashells (Bulfinch
Press 2000, 2001 and 2005 respectively); and an introduction to Flora
I edited by B. Martin Pedersen (Graphis, New York, May 2002). She
has also written the introductory essay for Monet, The Gardener,
by Robert Gordon (Universe/Rizzoli International, 2002); and has
contributed chapters to Salad Gardens and Essential
Botanic Garden handbooks in the 21st Century Gardening Series.
writing frequently for Fine Gardening and other publications, Ms.
Eddison, a former scene designer and teacher of drama, continues
to teach a few courses every year at the New York Botanical Garden,
Bronx, New York.