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I shall be telling this with a sigh , Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And
that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost
          "A Weaver of magical Gardens for your Landscape Environment"
                                            P.O. Box 1064, Litchfield, Conn. 06759            e-mail: webmaster@gardengoddess.net
         Just a wee bit of some of the Testimonials and comments I have graciously received, plus a few
excerpts from media articles..................
I would recommend Gwenthe Harvey for any horticultural project I can imagine.  I recently retired and purchased a home in Salisbury, Ct.  Ms.
Harvey designed the landscaping. She started with the bare mud of a construction site, but when she was finished t
he gardens she created
looked liked they had been there forever
One of the best things about her plantings is that I have continuous bloom from April to November.  In early spring the crocuses, forget-me-nots
and daffodils appear along with the blooms from a variety of shrubs. And in the fall, the Autumn Joy sedum eases me gently into winter.  In
between there are phlox, lilies, irises, waves of color and texture.
Even in winter the gardens are pretty.  The heads of many cone flowers were deliberately left standing to collect snow and look like tiny teepees
outside my window.
I feel so fortunate to have had her create this beauty around my house.
Marjorie P., Salisbury, Ct.

We at Byk-Chemie USA, Inc. highly appreciate the superlative landscaping work performed by The Garden Goddess during Phase I and Phase II
construction.  Ms. Harvey not only possesses a great deal of knowledge in the field of horticulture, but her creative skills and attention to detail are
second to none.  
She transforms a landscape into a botanical work of art.
Mark W, Wallingford, Ct. V.P. and Chief Operating Officer
(This site was
nominated for an Award from the Town of Wallingford) Click to see the completed Phase II at the following link: http://www.

Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and planting lessons. You did such a great job at Byk-Chemie and everyone was and continues to be
' Wowed'  by your creative approach to a commercial landscape.
I not only enjoyed working with you but also appreciated your special gifts with plants.
You are a true artist.
Alrun H., V,P. Hylwa, Inc, General Contractors, Meriden, Ct.

When Ms. Harvey was hired  to work in Coe Memorial Park, we had a large place with no soul.  In just three years, Gwenythe and her team
transformed a patch of grass into a horticultural oasis in the midst of a busy, urban setting.
The use of unique plants and a lush color palette
brought people from all over the region to visit, take pictures, and hold events in the Park.Â
 People had a new sense of pride in their
downtown. Â  Ms. Harvey not only lived up to the desires and wishes of the Coe Memorial Park Subcommittee, she honored the wishes of my
ancestors. Â
Susan Coe Holbrook Coe Descendant and Coe Memorial Park Committee Member                                                                 
Awards and Nominations
Awarded a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from The Torrington Club, a prestigious and venerable group of business owners and
politicians for my work at Coe Memorial Park.
Awarded an Official Citation from the State of Ct. General Assembly in recognition of “ Your special gift of horticultural magic.  With loving
hands, a strong back and a full heart, you have transformed Coe Memorial Park into a place of remarkable beauty and tranquility.  We salute you
for your thousands of hours spent on this labor of love and thank you for making Torrington blossom.�
Nominated for an award from The American Horticultural Society
Nominated for an Award from the Town of Wallingford, Ct.
                                          Media Articles
"Lady of the Land" , Waterbury Republican, May 2008
Bliss in Bloom, Gwenythe briat Harvey does Mother Nature's bidding in Torrington
"Harvey believes in Horticultural Urbanization, the idea that a beautiful public space can lower crime and improve a city's economy"
Carrie Macmillian, Reporter

There has been a 100-percent turnaround.  We have meetings in the Park now and traffic in the bank has picked up because I think people like
to walk in the Park afterwards.  
Michael D, Manager, BOA

"Coe Memorial Park is an asset to the City, not only because the community enjoys it, but because people who come to town trying to decide if
they want to live or do business here can see it.  We think Torrington is really up and coming and this is just part of it. How cool is it that we
have a Horticulture class in downtown Torrington" ( Havey hosted a series of symposiums in the Park)
"The gardens are pristine and the city takes pride in their mini-Central Park"
Rose P, Dir. of Economic Development, Torrington, Ct.

"Now, with what I call
Gwenythe's magic, we don't have any problems with vandalism.  She picks out the right colors and her designs and
plantings keep with what the Coe family had"
Susan Coe H, Winsted, Ct.

"Gardeners are always amazed that here in blue-collar Torrington, we have this beauty"
Margaret K. Coe Memorial Park Committee member

A Gardener and More,  The Hartford Courant Aug. 5, 2008

"Their is much to recommend Gwenythe briat Harvey beyond her storied gardening skills, but around Litchfield County she is known as the
person who turned Coe Memorial Park into Torrington's beautiful summer showplace"
"It is no idle boost when Harvey states that the horticultural urbanization of Coe Memorial Park has resulted in the area arond the Park being
upgraded with plantings, increased tourism, a very low crime rate and thriving economic development in Torrington's downtown area."
Owen C, Writer and Journalist
Clarity of purposeful respect for nature is what defines a good gardener and encourages plants to grow to all lengths to please their
caretaker. Gardening truly is a team effort based on a mutual respect of all living things.
                 Some Comments regarding the published Weekly Series
I enjoy your columns so much! Clearly, your mind is wonderfully suited for designing landscapes, but I'm afraid mine is not. I just don't have your
vision...but I enjoy reading about yours!  I sent your column on Wisteria to a friend in North Carolina. She is thrilled. She’s a REAL gardener,
digs her own ponds, etc. and loves frogs. She thinks your column is wonderful!
Linda M , New Hartford, Connecticut

Dear Gwenythe:
I am so glad to have access to you and your wonderful gardens through your Register Citizen pieces. Such pleasure!
Carol S, Torrington, Ct.

Hi, Gwenythe,
I just wanted to say thank you again for your assistance with my Wisteria vine! I followed your instructions, and one of our five has multiple flowers
this year!!! I’m waiting on the other four vines to follow suit!
I love your weekly column and find that I turn to it first every Sunday.
Again, thank you!
Lorie N, Torrington, Ct.

Dear Garden Goddess:
I love reading your column in the Register Citizen. I have tried some of your solutions on my gardens, and they’ve been successful.
Lynn M, Torrington
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