April 8, 2008
I am not a gardener. I am a landscaper. I like to build the garden, not tend it. But I don't get much of an opportunity to do either living in the city, which is why I LOVE to read about gardens of any kind. It's the ultimate escape.
That said, a lot of garden writing is dead boring and not very accessible. Which is why I was delighted to discover last Friday that Margaret Roach, who I met last summer for the first time (and who is lovely), had suddenly retired from Martha Stewart Living after many, many years and has started her own gardening blog.
Margaret's blog is sweetly called, A Way to Garden, and has all the qualities of a great writer who also has a lot of hard won experience in the garden and is learning her way around the web for the first time. By her own admission, she's gone from 0 to "this beginning" in the last three weeks, but it looks like she's doing just fine.
From her basecamp on her 2.3-acre garden in a Zone 5B area of New York State, Margaret is writing daily posts that track the seasons, provide inspiration, tips and lessons in subjects like seed starting and composting. Watch out, Anne Raver, and add this to your blog roll!
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