Lawrence Weisman writes:
I want to pay tribute to the generosity of Bernie Izzo, of Izzo & Son Country Gardens.
For the past 2 years Bernie has contributed truckloads of plantings and design services to create gardens at The Fairfield County House in Stamford, a non-profit facility providing compassionate end-of-life care to Fairfield County residents.
Without expectation of publicity or compensation, Bernie has unhesitatingly donated and delivered material, and the services of his staff, to create several gardens on the property.
This year a landscape architect specified an extensive list of plants, grasses and flowers. Bernie sourced it all. He bought, stored and cared for the material until he had everything that was specified, Then he had it loaded onto 2 trucks and taken to the house, where it was planted in designated locations.
Earlier, when the house first opened, Bernie designed and supplied the original landscaping and foundation plantings and installed it — all without charge.
The Fairfield County House would not be where it is without Bernie Izzo.