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Filming Garden Author Margaret Roach

One of the biggest perks about my job as Co-Executive Producer of Growing A Greener World, is that I sometimes get to pre-interview some of my personal garden heroes before writing out the production outline for filming. I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to do this!

After spending time re-reading their books, sifting through articles and just generally researching some of my favorite people, I get to sit down and talk shop with them over the phone or Skype. I can ask them all the garden questions I have ever wanted to know AND I get to do this multiple times while prepping for the shoot. It totally rocks!

Margaret Roach

Margaret Roach

Such is the case with Margaret Roach – the former high powered, high profile corporate executive who left her job as EVP and Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Living for a new life out in the country working in and writing about her garden. She writes the incredibly prolific garden blog A Way to Garden, has a podcast, lectures and has written several books including The Backyard Parables that I reviewed here several months ago. To say that I am a big fan is an understatement.

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Lemon Verbena – A Powerhouse in My Garden

Lemon Verbena Have you ever grown Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora)? That is Lemon Verbena in this photo below. It is the tall plant reaching up to the birdhouse. Where...

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A Pink Showstopper

I can’t grow peonies in my California beach garden, but I can grow peony poppies! This gorgeous peony poppy (yes, it is a poppy – not a peony) has...

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A “Dear John” Letter to My Tree

Dear Pink Lemonade Tree- I’m sorry Sir, but I have had it! I have done everything I can to help you prosper and still, after five years, you have...

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Handy Garden Hints For The Day: Radishes & Snails!

RADISHES: Have you ever left radishes in the garden so long, they went to seed? Save the crunchy seed pods and use them in salads. They are delicious. Or...

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So you want to be a farmer or nursery owner?

Did you ever dream of making your living off the land but didn’t know where to start? There are few organizations that are willing to help you learn the...

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A Gift of Flowers

My friend Alicia brought me these flowers today as a thank you for watering her garden while she was on vacation. She arranged them herself and some were cut...

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