Join us this month as Maxwell chats with Margaret Roach — the gardening enthusiast behind the blog A Way to Garden and a friend of Apartment Therapy from her days at Martha Stewart Living, where she was the editorial director for many years. We'll kick off the night with a member of the group sharing his or her design challenged room and then Margaret will share her story and expert gardening tips — just in time for Spring!
ABOUT MARGARET & A WAY TO GARDEN:
AWayToGarden.com, born March 2008, is the latest horticultural incarnation of me, Margaret Roach, with my own words and photographs (taken here in my Hudson Valley, New York, garden) as its DNA. You can visit 24/7/365 online, or come visit on tour or workshop days.
The blog (which people always think is Away to Garden, rather than A Way, as in my way) is named for a book I wrote early in my garden career, and in the life of my garden. "A Way to Garden" was named best garden book of 1998 by the Garden Writers Association of America, and is now a collector's item.
I have been writing about gardening for more than 20 years; in my previous lives I was garden editor at Newsday (one of the country's largest dailies) and then for Martha Stewart where I was the first garden editor of Living and later editorial director of the magazines, books and internet.
I "retired" in 2008 (at a very young age, thank you) to my 2.3-acre garden, bordering on the Berkshires of Massachusetts. I walked away from a fancy job and "success" to explore personal creativity again — something executives don't get to do much between meetings.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend and we hope to see you all then!
Interested in sharing your designed challenged room? Send us 3-5 photos of your problem room, a floor plan, along with a sentence explaining what you feel your biggest challenge is, and as a group we'll cure it! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll contact the owner of the selected room. We can't wait to make suggestions and hopefully connect you with aspiring interior designers that may be in the crowd.
MARGARET ROACH ON APARTMENT THERAPY
• Re-nest | Green Style: Margaret Roach's Garden
• The Kitchn | Kitchen Tour: Margaret Roach's Vibrant Garden Kitchen
• Apartment Therapy | Margaret Roach's New Blog, A Way to Garden