Monty Don’s American Gardens

I was oh so happy to start watching Monty Don's three-part series on American Gardens (BBC, but also on YouTube I hear) during my shoulder surgery convalescence (it has taken me quite a long time to type this with one hand!). It was utterly delightful to see the breadth and depth and uniqueness of so… Continue reading Monty Don’s American Gardens

Gardener’s World/BritBox Update

Hooray! Its official. April 5th the new season will begin airing on BritBox. I wasn't immediately thrilled that it wasn't airing in real-time, but if I'm being both charitable and honest, this will only be about a month off from real time and for most of the USA, that is much closer to matching our… Continue reading Gardener’s World/BritBox Update

Thinking Chelsea.

I'm always excited/interested to see the plans and designs that are released ahead of Chelsea. Partly because its a sneak peak into the show, partly because its a great insight into the mind of the designers, and partly because its just so exciting! This year there are a few that read as "standard" show gardens.… Continue reading Thinking Chelsea.

UPDATE: BritBox and the Return of Gardener’s World.

UPDATE: (Friday, March 8th, 5pm) I reached out to the nice folks at BritBox regarding when the new episodes of Gardener's World 2019 would start airing. Their response was quick, but not very specific: I'll confess to being a bit disappointed that there isn't already a plan for the roll-out of GW. It was never… Continue reading UPDATE: BritBox and the Return of Gardener’s World.

Good Reads.

We are on the precipice of winter here in Wisconsin. The days are already short with scant glimpses of sunshine and biting winds. Snow is in the forecast and the temperatures are in steady decline. The only consolation, going forward, is the restorative properties of a roaring fire, good red wine, and even better reading… Continue reading Good Reads.

Love My Garden, with DJ Kahled.

I saw this over at Garden Rant this morning and am totally delighted by it. Any time anyone with a platform uses it to talk about how awesome gardening is, I can't help but smile. I feel like the Grinch when his heart grows three sizes.   I'm certainly envious of his Miami/LA growing zone… Continue reading Love My Garden, with DJ Kahled.

Gardens on your Television.

Here's my list of awesome garden & gardening shows to search out on YouTube or whatever other perfectly legal method you have for watching non-United Sates based television. (I'm not going to provide links since there are a number of ways to find these shows and YouTube channels come and go so quickly.) I've watched… Continue reading Gardens on your Television.

Who do you trust?

One of the things I found most frustrating when I started gardening is that there was SO MUCH conflicting information out there regarding plants, amendments, methods... everything. I'm a scientist by trade, so I'm used to less folk-lore, less "My Pappy did it this way and it works! I swear!", less bizarre DIY methods (I'm… Continue reading Who do you trust?

British Gardening on Netflix!

Hey y'all! Just wanted to share the news that both Big Dreams, Small Spaces with Monty Don (Season 1 only) and Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh (Season 1 only) are now on Netflix! Woo hoo! These are both great shows (though not as great as Gardener's World) but still quality gardening programming that puts… Continue reading British Gardening on Netflix!

Thrifty!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Parenthetical note here: My default setting is to start a good deal of sentences with "so". Monty Don- who is a great writer- mentioned that this was an obnoxious writing habit on Twitter and now its all I hear when I type in S, then O at the start of… Continue reading Thrifty!