January 2008

Nan Ondra: Garden Writer and Garden Blogger

– Posted in: Interviews

Nan with her two alpacas, Duncan and Daniel. Photo by Rob Cardillo, used with permission.Yesterday I reviewed Fallscaping by Stephanie Cohen and Nancy Ondra. Knowing Nan is a fellow garden blogger, I thought it would be interesting to learn more about her as a writer and gardener. This is your second book co-authored with Stephanie [...]

Fallscaping: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews, Design

Inspiring Ideas and Photos Take the Autumn Garden to the Next Level I'd read several books by Piet Oudolf and by Wolfgang Oehme, but I never really "got" the fall garden until I read Fallscaping, by Nancy Ondra and Stephanie Cohen. Somehow those two American women made gardening in the fall accessible to me in [...]

Poppy Seed Queens

– Posted in: Seeds and Seed Starting

Just about half a year ago, I was lamenting the loss of my favorite pink peony poppy. Thanks to one of my readers, I learned that these beauties are being sold on eBay. EBay! I had known that seeds and plants were sold on eBay, but had never thought to look myself. Julie Calhoun and [...]

Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 2008

– Posted in: Events

Just in case you've been hibernating and only now have begun to amble around the garden blog community, the Austin garden bloggers are organizing a meet-up for April 5, 2008. It will be a chance to solidify the friendships that have formed over the internet, enjoying some great gardens and Texas hospitality. As I understand [...]

How well do you know Brit Garden Lit?

– Posted in: Recommended Links

"Test your knowledge of books set in, or inspired by, gardens. All the books are listed on the EnCompass database, so you could do a bit of clever searching to find the answers!" I only knew one answer without searching the database. I hadn't even heard of most of the authors or titles. How about [...]