Not so long ago, I was a GAHM–Garden at Home Mom–who loved my landscape and had a Journalism degree with an emphasis in Botany. I started writing for the local paper on Sundays about gardening, and for a regional magazine.
Then, I started this little blog where I muse about pretty much anything, and you guys read it. Imagine how happy I was to connect with so many new friends who loved gardening too.
Pretty soon, I wrote for two of my favorite companies and some national magazines, along with my much-loved regional one, Oklahoma Gardener.
Then, Proven Winners–you know, the people with the black on white containers–contacted me about a year ago, and asked if I’d like to write for them. I nearly jumped up and down, but stopped myself because that wouldn’t be pretty. You so don’t want to see that.
Why was I so excited? Imagine the possibilities. I love working with my editor and company representatives. I already grow many of their plants–most of which I buy locally–but others, I test each season. So, when they asked me to be a Proven Winners Garden Guru, I thought, I get to write even more about my favorite hobby. Pinch me now.
So, when you get a chance hop on over to the Proven Winners site and read what I’ve been up to.
Here are the other lovely women I’m writing with: Carolyn Binder at Cowlick Cottage Farm, Jenny Peterson from Austin Landscape Design, Amanda Thomsen at Kiss My Aster, Jean Ann Van Krevelen at Gardener to Farmer, Genevieve Schmidt at North Coast Gardening, Niki Jabbour at Year Round Veggie Gardener and Laura Mathews at Punk Rock Gardens. What an excellent and talented group. I’m proud to keyboard with you, and I can’t wait to see which plants are your favorites too.
UPDATE: It’s come to my attention that I may not have been fully clear about when I started working for Proven Winners. Although they contacted me about a year ago, we didn’t sign a contract until October, 2011, and I wrote my first post for them last week. It is supposed to publish on their company blog on December 19, 2011. Thank you to those that brought this to my attention as I always want my blog posts to be clear.