Friday, January 12, 2007
January is gardening season in magazine-land
Last year's cover
On the one hand, it’s my favorite issue. On the other hand, it’s hard to get writers in the gardening mood when we’re just beginning to enter the grim, gray days of WNY winter. Nonetheless, this is when we start to produce it, and I think we have some fun topics lined up, including:
•Alternatives to lawns. This is widely discussed throughout the gardening blogosphere, but the idea is only beginning to make headway in Buffalo—mostly in the city. We hope to cover wildflower meadows, eco-lawns, and other alternatives.
•Urban Roots. Buffalo’s new gardening co-op, due to open in April. I’ve already written about it here and here.
•What is a landscape designer and when do you need one? Living in a densely-built urban neighborhood, it’s hard for me to imagine this need, but this will be great for those who actually have a landscape to design.
•Solutions for “hellstrips” and other nasty gardening nightmares.
Unfortunately, gardening will not be the cover element as it was last year (we featured a gorgeous banana plant at the Botanical Gardens), but we’ve got some great photography lined up.
So check out Buffalo Spree in April. I will try to put all the gardening content online (not usually done) for the benefit of bloggers.