A nice piece in the Houston Chronicle on seed catalogs, in which she interviews both George Ball of Burpee and Jere Gettle of Baker Creek. Check it out here.
And now for this distressing news: according to its own news report, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will be sold or shut down in 60 days. Those of you who don’t get to Seattle much may not realize what a remarkable thing it is that the city has two lively daily newspapers–and that BOTH of them have great garden coverage. At the Seattle P-I we have:
Marty Wingate writing her weekly ‘Grounded Gardener’ column
Marianne Binetti taking weekly Q&As
Ann Lovejoy’s weekly ‘Green Gardening’ column on organics
Master gardener Chris Smith on edibles
Beloved fun guy Ciscoe Morris on a little bit of everything.
Plus features, plant of the week, plenty of stuff online, and so on.
But look at the Seattle P-I’s roster. That’s five garden columnists in one newspaper, every week!
If any Friends of Rant in Seattle have insight into what’s going to shake out in terms of garden coverage, drop us a line.