August 2006

Garden Blog Pioneers, Part 2

– Posted in: About this site, Blogging Art and Practice, Garden Blog Pioneers, Mailbag, Recommended Links, Series

This is the second part in a series about the early days of garden blogging, written to commemorate my four years as a garden blogger. For those just joining us, the respondents to my email questions are: Tamara Galbraith [TG], formerly of Talking Dirty, now publishing Can You Dig It? M. Sinclair Stevens [MSS], longtime [...]

Garden Blog Pioneers Look Back–and Forward

– Posted in: About this site, Blogging Art and Practice, Garden Blog Pioneers, Mailbag, Recommended Links, Series

Dogs have dog-years, and the internet has internet-years. Four years on the internet is a long time, and as of today, that's how long I've been blogging. I thought I would ask those gardeners who've been blogging longer than I have how they got started, and where they think this whole garden blogging business is [...]

Who me, Rant?

– Posted in: Miscellaneous, Recommended Links

I try to be good, just like my mother raised me. But sometimes I just can't help myself. A couple of days ago, The Wall Street Journal printed an article that really annoyed me. So I had myself a good rant. Only, I didn't publish it here. I became a "guest ranter" at Garden Rant. [...]

Fireworks for Fall

– Posted in: Plant info, What's up/blooming

There is an explosion happening in the garden and its name is Molinia. With its unique flowers, Molinia separates itself from the crowd. With my wife’s lead, we have always found room in our gardens for ornamental grasses. There are very few we wouldn’t invite, so we happily picked up this little fellow at a [...]

Doing Penance

– Posted in: Garden chores

I've never hidden the fact that my garden lacks adequate maintenance. It all started innocently enough with a strip of land between the house and the driveway, dubbed the birthday garden because everything in it was a gift for my birthday. I seemed to have no trouble keeping that up, so I started another bed, [...]

Kitchen Gardeners International: International Kitchen Garden Day 2006

– Posted in: Events, Recommended Links

International Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods. Have you ever met a child [...]