Wolfgang Oehme, one of the most influential and brilliant plantsman of the last century, passed away today.
Wolfgang, along with his business partner James van Sweden, created the New American Garden, a strikingly original alternative to the traditional suburban yard.
Wolfgang was a personal mentor to me and many, many others. What was even more impressive than his brilliant and evocative plantings was his generosity of spirit and joy in the landscape. I plan to write a fuller remembrance of Wolfgang soon. If you knew Wolfgang and want to post a message for him, his official website is collecting those messages.