We are proud to share that our volunteer Mary Ann Pietanza-Cloonan’s memoir of her Italian American father has been published as part of the online archive, Community of Gardens. This digital archive, which is part of the Smithsonian Gardens, aims to preserve American gardening heritage by providing a platform to share the stories of gardens and the people who tend them.
You can find Mary Ann’s memoir of growing up with an Italian gardener, and photos of her father and his garden here:
Be sure to explore other garden stories archived by the Community of Gardens project.
Thank you, Mary Ann, for sharing this lovely tribute to your father.