This Week's Podcast — A Replay: A New Gardening Newspaper with Rochelle Greayer
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Speaking to gardeners and garden lovers – that’s what I’ve always done in books, magazines, newspapers and on the radio show and podcast.
Of course, other people are doing that, too. A few are producing beautiful, helpful, interesting material in digital forms and someone is also presenting a new way of communicating in print!
Rochelle Greayer is a garden communicator who was the cofounder of Leaf the online magazine. She is the author of an innovative book called Cultivating Garden Style and now has published a full-color print and online newspaper called Pith + Vigor.
Rochelle is the creator of the popular blog Studio G, named one of the top ten gardening blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens and she is a weekly columnist of the blog, Apartment Therapy. Rochelle has been designing gardens since 2002. Prior to her garden design and writing career, she was a physicist rocket scientist (yes, really), riding in the cockpits of F14s.
Here are some examples of stories from the first issue:
People Who Plant: On Location at the Harvard Seed Library,
Planting Ideas: Mulch-less Gardening by Joanne Neale
Cake Flowers – Learning to Use Garden Fresh Blooms Like the Pros with Abby Larson
Not Your Mothers Roses: Identifying Sustainable Easy-Care Roses by Pat Leuchtman
Great Northern Potatoes illustrated by Samantha Dion Baker
Plant Finder: Saw it here? Buy it there.
Bee-Friendly Flowering Plants of New England – A Month by Month Guide
Calendar: What’s on?
Meadow Making 101 – A Plan for Rewilding the Lawn
A Visit to Richter’s Herbs as observed by Jason Logan
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Seed Starting and Kokedama Balls
Garden Tour: A Rock Garden Lounge
Crossword: Hibernal Show-offs – Naturally
Thistle & Fig by Alice Marten Krieg and Carmen Devito – Illustrated by Gideon Kendall
You can learn more about Pith + Vigor at the newspaper’s website.
Join me again next week for another edition of Ken Druse – REAL DIRT, and look for my latest book: The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change.