Reviewer Allan Becker: Allan has been
designing and planting flower gardens, since he was a teenager in the
1960's. Now retired from the soft goods industry, where he held several
positions in design, product development, and marketing, he has turned
his passion for gardening into a second career, as a garden designer for
private clients in Montreal, Canada.
In spring and summer, he provides his assistants, most college students, who transform his designs into flower gardens. In winter, he reviews books on garden-related topics for Bookpleasures.com and writes a Gardening Blog.
Allan earned a B.A. from McGill University, followed by two years of studies in design at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia). He lives in the Montreal suburb of Cote St. Luc, Quebec with his wife and travels regularly to Toronto and Boston to visit his children and grandchildren.