This letter was written by Beatrix Farrand, landscape architect and gardener, to Charles K. Savage, owner of the Asticou Inn, friend, and designer of the Asticou Azalea Garden, commending his local beautification efforts.
Farrand had driven by the garden shortly after Savage finished the first phase of re-planting many of Farrand's plants in the revived pond and swamp area across the road from the Inn. Farrand and Savage knew each other from 1935 through the mid-1950's.
Savage was a member of the Board of the Max Farrand Foundation, a research organization founded by Beatrix Farrand to house her library and extensive gardens, herbarium, and native plant collection at Reef Point. Prior to this correspondence, Farrand had left Reef Point and Savage had purchased many of the species of azaleas and rhododendron from her estate garden.
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