A Garden Party by George Ball Jr. Written by Doug Oster on Sunday, 04 July 2010 10:39 am. I thought this was a fascinating peice by George Ball Jr. chairman of Burpee. Politics and gardening? I like the message here. Would you join the Garden Party? Join the conversation: Tweet Commenting policy | How to report abuse Commenting policy | How to report abuse To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.