Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden Book Giveaway

Guess what! I’m doing another book giveaway with the help of Chronicle Books and Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm.  I love Erin’s work. Don’t know Erin? Well, where have you been? She’s an extremely popular flower farmer, cut-flower style setter, mother, seed purveyor, and so much more. Erin’s Instagram account boasts 389,000 + followers. Can you say, “Wow!?…

Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

One of my very, dear friends has written a book full of insight and inspiration. Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips, by Willi Galloway is a feast for the eyes. Willi has tapped into something I haven’t seen in other gardening books lately….

Let’s talk lettuce

Perhaps the wind is still howling round your house, but . . . hallelujah, seed catalogs are also stuffing the mailbox. So, let’s talk lettuce. If this is your first season gardening, or your twenty-millionth, lettuce is one of those plants you should definitely try. Whether it’s going to be in a container on your…

Paying it forward

In everyone’s life, there are generous souls who help us find our way. My mentors, past and present, made me believe I can change the world one little byte at a time. So, whenever, I have the chance to pay it forward and help someone else, I try. A little like link love, going back…

I heard a bird sing today

His voice was low and sweet. Not the chip-chip of Mr. Cardinal calling to his mate, this was a long and beautiful melody celebrating the warmer weather. “Watch out, birdie,” I thought, “Winter isn’t over yet.” I couldn’t see him as he flit from tree to tree, but his voice never left me as I…

Behind the eight ball

Please welcome Jennifer Benner, co-author with Stephanie Cohen of The Nonstop Garden, published by Timber Press.  Jennifer has a horticulture degree from The Ohio State University and is a former associate editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband, Brent, live in northwest Connecticut. As part of our celebration of RDR’s first guest post,…