Wicked Bugs: The Video!

If you want to read the book, you're going to have to wait until May 2011. (Actually, I'm sure we'll give away some galleys before then.  Garden bloggers, start your engines! More soon on that.) But for now, I'm happy to share the Wicked Bugs cover and the official Wicked Bugs video! I'm lucky to have a brother in the film industry who not only has the skills and the technology to make a video, but who also understands...

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Cake Boss, Botany of Desire, and Local Flowers

Wow!  It's been a big week, TV-wise.  Here's what we've got: On TLC's hit show Cake Boss, watch Buddy & co make a cake based on Wicked Plants.  They brought it to me at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this summer.  You can see the full episode here. Then, check out the PBS documentary of Botany of Desire. I was interviewed for the tulip segment. And it makes me so happy to see this bonus feature devoted...

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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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The Indie Gardening Bestseller List

So I got a copy of this list because Wicked Plants was on it.  Which is very cool.  But it's an interesting list overall; rarely do we get any kind of comprehensive round-up of popular garden books like this. Check out the list here.  Which ones are you reading?

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Wicked Plants: The Reviews Are Coming In

"Deliciously eerie…entertaining, informative — and a little unsettling." — LA Times "Nibble at your peril…after reading Wicked Plants, you'll probably – if briefly – look at every inhabitant of your garden with caution…We have new respect for the awesome, often-hidden and sometimes-deadly powers of the botanical world." –Philadelphia Inquirer "Be careful:...

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Mother’s Day Flowers

I wrote an essay for the Guardian on Mother's Day flower in anticipation of the British Mother's Day (which happens earlier than ours) and in anticipation of the publication of the UK edition of Flower Confidential.  Read it here.

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