Archives for July 2012

Blogging At The Good Seed

Amaryllis blossom at Barnsley Gardens Resort, in Adairsville, GA

It’s been way too long since I posted an update, but I have an excuse (really—a good one!). I’ve starting writing a garden blog called The Good Seed for the Home Depot Garden Club. (Click on the link, then look for the tab that says, “Bloggers.” We hope to have a more direct link soon, when the designers make some changes to the website.)

I’m excited about blogging for the Garden Club because I’m getting a chance to focus on some fun and interesting topics. Recently I talked to Laine Kirby Wood, who is managing the brand-new Canton Community Victory Garden in Canton, GA. Check out my article if you’re thinking about joining or starting a community garden in your area.

I also talked to landscape designer and gardening author Tara Dillard, and got her tips for planting to attract bees and other pollinators to your veggie garden. Did you know that you might be able to double your harvest, just by inviting these tiny gardeners (bees) to your garden? You’ll also “bee” helping these important little guys, because bees are currently disappearing from their hives. A mysterious syndrome called colony collapse disorder is affecting them–but there are a few things we can do to help.

I’d love to hear from you if there’s a gardening topic you’d like me to cover, or a gardener, farmer, or landscape designer you’d want me to interview. If you have an interesting garden, or a tip or idea¬† you’d like to share, let me know. We’ll explore it here or at The Good Seed.

So my apologies for not updating before now. It’s good to be back! Happy gardening!

Lynn, Molly, and Miss Paws