He has an inherent curiosity that often dips deep into the past, challenges conventional wisdom or seeks out the obscure. His research has uncovered everything from “secret estate gardeners' recipes” from the 19th Century to social media myths that are hard to prove worthy.
Matt grows almost everything in his greenhouse and garden in Massachusetts, from obscure seed-sown annuals to a 12-foot-tall towering delphinium! He readily admits trying to grow and collect almost every plant at least once. He has checked off South African bulbs, vegetables and rare conservatory plants to name a few.
Matt Mattus is the author of Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening and Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening, as well as contributing to many horticultural and gardening magazines. He is the Northeast reporter for Fine Gardening, the past president of NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society), and serves on the board as Vice President of the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.
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