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Five lessons from the Garden Communicators’ annual meeting

I was going to write “Five lessons from GWA” because it’s short, to the point and SEO friendly, but the organization’s new name, GWA, the Association for Garden Communicators, tries to encompass all the ways we communicate about gardening. I think we should change the organization’s name to GCA, get...

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Four ways Pinterest changed the gardener in me.

A week or so ago, I gave a speech on how social media platforms like Pinterest changed the gardener in me. Social media is also always in flux, so I did some research especially for photo sharing services like Picasa/Google+, Photobucket and Flickr. I don’t use the last two...

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Have you heard of Vine?

Have you heard of Vine? For once, I’m talking about something other than the garden. Vine is a smartphone app brought to you by the good folks at Twitter, who are all billionaires for good reason. Two of my children like Vine very much, and one makes videos all...

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To love and lifelong friendships

Yesterday, as we were driving, my youngest daughter, Bear, broke into my garden writing reverie by suddenly saying, “Annie and Joey are my best friends in the whole world.” I smiled at her reflection in the rear view mirror. “Yes,” I said, “You will all probably be friends for...

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