I've started a new series of short videos to provide some previews to my next book, Digging and Delighted: Live Your Best Gardening Life. Each video is three minutes or less and covers one chapter. I started on July 1st with Chapter 1 and will continue until July 30th with the final chapter, Chapter 30. I'm trying to do something a little different each time, but it's just me, my iPhone, and the simple editing of iMovie so they are nothing fancy, believe you me. My hope is by the end … [Read more...] about New Videos!
Cutting the seed heads off my Amsonia is the worst gardening job of the season. And I did that job today. What makes this the worst gardening job of the season is the sap hidden in those branches. It looks like ordinary, white glue but its stickier than glue and leaves a stain on whatever it gets on. I know this from experience. So every year, I put on the same long pants and long-sleeved shirt that I wear for just this occasion. No sense ruining more gardening clothes with … [Read more...] about The Worst Gardening Job of the Season
In honor of National Poetry Month, which is every April, I present some book spine poetry, gardener's edition. I just learned about book spine poetry which was originally created by the artist Nina Katchadourian in 1993. Now it is a "thing" as they say, with memes devoted to it and pictures of the poems all over the internet. My contributions are all stacks of gardening books I have around my house. The general idea is to go through your books, or those of someone you know, and … [Read more...] about Book Spine Poetry – Gardener’s Edition
Garden fairies here!How do you like what Florene and Flora did to these zinnias? They are quite proud of how they made the colors fade on the petals. We would love to tell people what variety of zinnias these are but once again, Carol disappoints as she no longer has the seed packets. Nor did she make a list of the zinnia varieties she planted.And the writing on the plastic labels she used to mark where she planted each variety of zinnias has faded to the point she can just … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies See and Tell
Last Saturday, I found out via a virtual awards program that the third book in my trilogy of gardening humor, Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts from a Gardening Life received first place in the category of Non-Fiction Books for Adult Readers, Humor from the National Federation of Press Women. I am pleased as a pickle in brine that I made this announcement before the garden fairies did it. Honestly, had they announced it... well, who knows what they would have said! In other book-related news, I … [Read more...] about Books and Videos and Podcasts!
Last Saturday, I found out via a virtual awards program that the third book in my trilogy of gardening humor, Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts from a Gardening Life received first place in the category of Non-Fiction Books for Adult Readers, Humor from the National Federation of Press Women. I've slapped a banner across the image of the book on the website and am working on updating descriptions here, there, and everywhere to include the award. In other book-related news, I have … [Read more...] about Book Award!