Have PowerPoints, Will Zoom!

This winter, I will be working on my new cherry blossom book, due to be released in early 2022. It will focus on the flowering cherry trees at the U.S. National Arboretum and around the world. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned since my first book came...

My Fifteen Seconds of Fame

Earlier this month, I was speaking with someone on the phone about scheduling a medical test. The conversation went something like this: She: “Ann McClellan? I know that name.” Me: “Do you watch WETA?” She, hesitantly: “Yes.” Me:...

June already!

In all the chaos and confusion of this very strange spring, I missed the introduction in May of these stamps, honoring American gardens. They highlight some of my favorites like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden,Huntington, Winterthur and Dumbarton Oaks. I look forward to...

Spring is arriving early!

This beautiful weeping cherry lives across the street from me. While I treasure its beautiful shape all year long, it is most sensational in the spring with its cascades of pink blossoms. Its beauty provides solace in the face of the Covid-19 state of emergency.