I'm headed to Chicago this week for the Independent Garden Center show, which turns out to be a really fun way to drool over whatever products indie garden centers are going to be carrying next season, while rubbing elbows with a few other garden writers. I'm giving a couple of talks, one on wildlife gardening and one on kitchen gardening, so stop by and say hello if you're around.
I'll also be at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm. Looks like Wicked Plants' illustrator, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, will be joining me. Please do come out for a bit of botanical wickedness on Thursday evening, and bring some friends.
In other news, Wicked Plants hits #8 on the New York Times bestseller list next week. It gets a mention in the "Inside the List" column as well–online this week and in print next week, and because it's categorized in their how-to, advice, and miscellaneous list, the Times takes it to heart: "Finally, a how-to book that actually teaches something useful! Want to discourage lingering weekend guests? Try spiking the salad dressing with castor oil, a powerful laxative." And so on. Folks, don't try this at home.
Oh, and one last thing: the CBS Sunday Morning segment has popped up online: