A Growing Garden of Words

It’s been another busy gardening and writing season around here. Because my vegetable garden is finally planted, it’s time for a breather. I thought it might be fun to look back at some of my favorite subjects I’ve written about this season.

On the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website, I’ve been blogging about all kinds of gardening projects for Mountain Region gardeners. One of the recent posts, planting an herb garden in a strawberry pot, was also featured in the June issue of the Corona Tools newsletter.

Of course, this is the time of year when my writing for VegetableGardener.com is at the peak of the season.

Two recent posts, planting golden beets and growing Pak Choi in a container, show how easy it is to grow vegetables in small spaces.

The Tractor Supply Company’s most recent issue of its magazine called “Out Here” published my take on how to garden in shady places (see page 13). I’ve written gardening stories for this custom publication for many years, even though we don’t have a store where I can pick up extra copies. Fortunately, the entire magazine is also available online.

I really enjoyed the chance to talk with Danielle Ernest, public relations and brand development coordinator for Proven Winners. I interviewed her for a Denver Post story on some of the company’s fabulous new annuals for 2012 and she provided some beautiful images to illustrate the story, too.

Other stories for The Post’s At Home and Grow sections included the interesting new developments with grafted tomatoes and an insightful interview with Jane Shellenberger about her new book, “Organic Gardener’s Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West.”

After the terrible hailstorms some gardeners experienced earlier this month, The Post published a story I wrote several years ago about salvaging your garden after a storm. The advice I wrote for cleaning up after a hailstorm is especially relevant as we head into the severe weather months.

Of course, more gardening how-to stories are in the works. So, please stand by.


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