In 2009 Lawrence Thomas won the Millstream Garden Award in the Special Garden category. Larry gardened on an east facing balcony on the 11th floor of an upper East Side apartment. He is the founder of the Manhattan Chapter of NARGS. Larry was also a gifted potter. His high-fired pots were put to use on his terrace and were valued gifts to other gardeners. Last October, many of his pots were featured in a News item describing a display put on by the Manhattan Chapter.
The garden and its plants were the subject of three articles in the Bulletin and the Quarterly written by Larry:
"Alpines in Containers, Growing Small Things in Small Places", Bulletin of the ARGS 52 (4), 271-286, Fall 1994.
"A City Terrace Garden in Winter", Rock Garden Quarterly 56 (4), 289-292, Fall 1998.
"Rock Gardening on a Balcony", Rock Garden Quarterly 68 (1), 39-42, Winter 2010.