I’ve already complained to you about the frustrations of blog-surfing and trying to leave comments under Blogger.com’s new rules, so let’s move on. At least I found these items that Rant readers might find of interest.
Rick Anderson at Whispering Crane Institute found this amazing photo of golf on an aircraft carrier at BldgBlog.
I was ready to start ranting about it until I finished reading his post
and learned it was PhotoShopped. Right – I knew that!
Graham Rice proves to be not just a plantsman on two continents but a British music DJ, too! You may or may not be able to hear it live where you are, but it’s archived right here. Now Graham, I hope you’ll be writing about your music faves on your gardenblog. Craig does it all the time over at Ellis Hollow and while some purists object, I think it’s a nice addition to any gardening blog to wander off-topic occasionally.
And speaking of Craig Cramer, he indeed beat us to this story about a calendar featuring nude farmers. Craig, it’s because we’re prurient, as you correctly note, that we won’t be buying that one.
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SUSTAINABLE GARDENING NEWS
The December issue is out and
right here. "What’s New?" is a compilation of news and blog posts about such meaty topics as native plants, drought-resistance, composting, and organic gardening. This month there’s a link to Kathy Purdy’s review of a new organic
gardening book and Graham Rice’s review of New Gardening – a British
take on all those subject that I can’t wait to read myself. So please, if you
know of good links or have written about these subjects yourself, drop me a line and I’ll
include them – both in the newsletter and permanently on the site.
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