Puttering and potting up

Whew! I’ve been working steadily to get The 20-30 Something Garden Guide done, and writing, proofing, editing doesn’t leave much time for anything else, especially blogging. I miss you guys. I did write a post on the 20/30 Something blog if you want to go visit. Still, I had one day this week where I stepped…

A quick review of the Edible Garden, by Alys Fowler, and a giveaway copy too

I like Alys Fowler’s writing, and while I am not enthusiastic about reading another vegetable gardening book right now–I’m writing my own, and I’m a bit tired of reading/writing about row covers–I love seeing Alys and her garden. That’s why I enjoyed her first book, Garden Anywhere. The publisher of Alys’ new-to-the-U.S. book, The Edible…

Refresh your garden with a giveaway and through color, texture and form

Rebecca Sweet, co-author of the bestselling, Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces that I reviewed a couple of years ago, wrote another wonderful book this year. So, seven of us decided to throw Rebecca a blog party celebrating her latest horticultural achievement, Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture and Form….

Once upon a flock . . . .

What a cute title for a book . . . Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens is Lauren Scheuer’s loving memoir about raising her own chickens in her New England backyard. Although Lauren and I haven’t met in person, we’ve bonded over our chickens on Facebook and on her blog, Scratch and…

Sunflower symphonies

Last summer, in my vast garden full of flowering plants, there were none I enjoyed more than sunflowers. I wrote about them as easy seeds and as garden prejudices. I also took more photos of sunflowers than anything else. Perhaps, it’s their majestic stature, but no–that can’t be–‘Teddy Bear’ is only two feet tall–and even smaller in…