The Today Show

Check out this episode of the Today Show, which gives advice about when to splurge and when to save on common household items, based on this article in Money magazine, in which they interviewed me about whether it makes sense to save or splurge on flowers.  What do you think I told them?

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This Week in Dirt

Things are busy around here, but…. I talked to a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News about changes at the San Francisco Flower Mart–follow the link to the story. And here’s a story I wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle about GardenWalk Buffalo and other similar...

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Building an Archive

I’ve been slowly working on getting some of my garden columns and articles online.  It’s a work in progress, but you can check it out here.  I’ll keep adding to it.  In particular, I’ve had many requests from florists who did not read the Valentine’s Day op-ed I wrote for the New York Times about the value of flower shops to society.  (Florists were a little busy on February 14,...

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Lady Bird’s Lupines

In honor of Lady Bird, a flower that is impossible to resist:  the lupine.  She favored the Texas bluebonnet,  Lupinus  texensis,   which blooms all over my native state thanks to her efforts.  But there’s more to lupines that bluebonnets.  The lupines in this photo, which I took at Pike Place Market in Seattle, are probably the ‘Russell’ hybrids or the ‘Band of Noble’...

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