February 2008

Tour Tasha Tudor’s Garden

– Posted in: Events

Perhaps you read The Secret Garden as a child, and remember this cover? Or maybe you just know that Tasha Tudor lives in Vermont and has a gorgeous garden, chronicled by Tovah Martin and photographed by Richard Brown? (Joe Eck of North Hill helped her with part of that garden; it's in the June 1989 [...]

Getting Past the Hype: Is the Enki Watering System worth the money?

– Posted in: Miscellaneous, Tools and Equipment

I like to try out new gardening gadgets and techniques as soon as they come out, but despite my best efforts I’m frequently blindsided by something new that I haven’t researched. Such is the case with your intrepid blogger, Kathy, who caught me without a quick answer to her question about Enki, that electric watering-can [...]

Congratulations, Dee!

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

As I said when I announced the free book, one of the commenters would be chosen randomly to receive a copy of The Truth About Garden Remedies. I took a page from Pioneer Woman's book and used the generator at random.org. to pick the winning comment. All the comments are numbered as they are received, [...]

Plants grow under the snow

– Posted in: Weather, What's up/blooming

A couple of days ago, Mr. McGregor's Daughter was speculating that my snowdrops might be blooming under the snow. I was pretty sure they weren't, but I took advantage of Monday's thaw to confirm my suspicions (photo above). There were quite a few more patches of snowdrops visible now, but none are near blooming yet. [...]

The Truth About Garden Remedies: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews

Timber Press invited me to be one of the stops on Jeff Gillman's blog tour. Jeff is "traveling" around the country, promoting his two books, The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why and The Truth About Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line, from the comfort of his office computer. [...]

Hello, Rochester, and welcome!

– Posted in: About this site

Jane Milliman in "Put down the shovel and blog" had some nice things to say about this website. Rochester is a garden loving city and I am happy to welcome its residents to my little corner of the internet. You can browse through the blog by date, category, or tag (some of the bigger categories [...]