Irene Virag is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who left the newsroom for the garden path. A breast cancer survivor, she sees the organic garden she has tended on Long Island for 20 years as a metaphor for hope and renewal. She won the Pulitzer as a reporter for Newsday and was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. She is a multiple winner of the New York Newswomen’s award for column and feature writing. Now a freelancer, she was honored by the American Horticultural Society for inspirational garden writing. A Fellow of the Garden Writers Association, she has won its Gold Award for both newspaper and magazine writing. She is a Master Gardener, the author of Gardening on Long Island and a professor of journalism at Stony Brook University. Her website is www.irenevirag.com.
Wondering what to put in your planters this spring that look good all season? Irene Virag offers an evergreen suggestion for the Northeast region.Learn More