Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Hot Scoop About My Wall Street Journal Review...
The mystery has been solved. A kind soul (Bob Neary, judging from his e-mail address) sent me the link to a Wall Street Journal column that ran on March 31, 2008. The feature is called Blog Watch and is written by Beckey Bright. I was mystified after opening a few e-mails congratulating me on the feature, but was clueless until I did a little digging around, went to my local public library, and made a copy of the article. Along with two other bloggers (Balcony-Gardener.blogspot.com, by Sue Swift, writing from Milan, Italy; and TheHerbGardener.blogspot.com, written by Sara Elliot), Ms. Bright wrote a delightful synopsis of what I've been doing on this blog for the past year or so.
So I'm copying and pasting the text in below so I can share my latest 15-min. of Andy Warhol fame. Enjoy the read...
Billy Goodnick writes this informative and thought-provoking blog on sustainable gardening and other topics, such as using the way humans perceive color and contrast to make a garden more pleasing to the eye.
"The professor in me is always looking for 'teachable moments,' " writes Mr. Goodnick, who is based in Santa Barbara, Calif. And this blog does provide its share of instructional posts. He urges his readers, for example, to remember the mantra, "right plant, right place," which means you should try to find the best place for a plant to thrive with as little life support and coercion as possible.
Mr. Goodnick finds bliss in the perfect juxtaposition of different types of foliage. He writes: "No disrespect intended, but keep your pink and lavender and yellow and mauve Martha Stewart flower beds....Gimme plants used as sculpture, as unresolved conflict, as an expression of the vast varieties of form and texture and foliage color."