Starting tomorrow, I become a regular poster on Garden Rant, a popular garden blog that concentrates on opinions, observations, and the politics of gardening. It was started by three savvy gardeners: Susan Harris, based near Washington, D.C; Michele Owens, of central New York; and Amy Stewart, of California. All three are garden experts and published writers (yes, print, not just blogs).
Where do I fit in? Well, I, too, like to opine on garden-related issues beyond my own little courtyard space, even search out the controversial aspects of the gardening world.
Or let's just say I like to babble away on any outlet that will have me.
This won't be the easiest gig in the world; one of the reasons I'm coming aboard is that Amy Stewart will be off on a book tour throughout February and March (indeed, little does she know that I am trying to arrange a stop in Buffalo!). February and March are not exactly high gardening season here in my Buffalo-based world, so finding topics will take some inspiration and research. If I'm not successful, I'll probably be de-ranted.
I'll let it be a challenge to me and, don't worry, I'll keep babbling away on this blog as well.
(Observant visitors will note that I've completely outed myself—full name, picture, job, etc. I no longer see the point of what was only a token anonymity, particularly since the Garden Ranters provide their information. It seemed to be the appropriate thing to do.)