London Book Tour Dates

It's coming!  The UK edition of Wicked Plants will be out in September from Timber UK, and in October I'll head to London for a book tour.  Check my site for full details as I have them, but here's the schedule as it stands: Sat Oct 23 – Petersham Nurseries, Surrey Tues Oct 26 – The Eden Project, Cornwall Thurs Oct 28 – Chelsea Physic Garden Thurs Oct 28- London Review Bookshop Fri Oct 29 –...

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Wicked Bugs: Creeping, Crawling, and Slithering to a City Near You

My new book, Wicked Bugs, will be out in May 2011.  No, this isn't the cover–this is the graphic design for a traveling exhibit that will be going around the country after the book comes out. If you happen to be affiliated with a botanical garden, science museum, zoo, etc., read all about the outdoor version of the exhibit here. There's also an indoor version, complete with (optional) live bugs–more news about that...

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Great Garden Speakers–The Official Launch

Some of you may remember that a few months ago, we posted an online survey to gauge the interest in a new website called GreatGardenSpeakers.com.  The idea was to make it easier for garden clubs, botanical gardens, flower shows, conferences, and other such venues to find speakers with expertise in gardening, nature, horticulture, ecology, landscape design, and floral design. Well, guess what?  After a few hectic months of...

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Off to Buffalo!

You can't hear enough about Buffalo's crazy month-long gardening extravaganza, can you?  As an outsider, I must say:  Buffalo is way hipper than you might think it is.  It's like Austin with snow. Maybe better.  And these people really know how to celebrate summer.  Everybody's out in their gardens having a good time.  It's quite a heady experience, being in the center of such a happy...

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Sacramento, Bay Area, and Austin

I'm off again!  See you there? Saturday, April 10 California State Flower & Garden Show Sacramento, CA Wednesday, April 14 6 pm A special event at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds– Seed Bank Sponsored by Copperfied's Books Petaluma, CA Thursday, April 15 7 pm The Bone Room Berkeley, CA Friday, April 16 6:30 pm Gallery Bookshop Mendocino, CA April 18-20 Lake Austin Spa's Gardening for Life Week Austin,...

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On My Way to Redlands, CA

Hey y'all—-if you're in southern California, this one's for you: Kimberly Crest House & Gardens in Redlands, CA holds their Gardening Seminar this Saturday. It's $50 plus another $5 if you want to stay for lunch.  Call 909-792-2111 for registration info. Schedule below–I'm particularly excited about getting to see John talk about his new meadow book.  Maybe I'll see you there! 8:45 –...

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Garden Speakers–Take the Survey!

If you are a garden writer, floral designer, landscape designer, nature or conservation expert, or anyone else who speaks to garden clubs, botanical gardens, horticulture conferences, and other such venues–we want to hear from you!  I'm working with a group of speakers to explore the possibility of creating a website to make it easier for garden clubs and other groups to find speakers.  The first step is a survey to see...

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This Week: Palm Beach & Kansas City

Hey y’all–I’ll be speaking at the Garden Club of Palm Beach on Wednesday, Feb 10 at 2:30. It’s open to the public; get details here. Then I’m off to Kansas City for three big days at the Metropolitan Lawn  & Garden Show!  Feb. 12-14.  I’m there all three days.  If you’re in the area, stop by. Maybe I’ll see you...

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Wicked News–and More News–and Still More!

My Neglected, Weedy, Overgrown Garden Gets Some Visitors Wow–it's been a busy autumn for me.  My friends at Fine Gardening paid a visit to Humboldt County a couple weeks ago.  I tried to talk them out of coming to my garden, given the sorry, neglected state it's fallen into while I've been on the road, but they were determined and quite persuasive.  I'm sure we'll see photos and incriminating video on...

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