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Barbara Pleasant

                                                                    Garden Writer

December 2014

The winter holidays are here! I love the colors, food and fun of Christmas, especially making things to share with others. The Swedish gingerbread house below won me a gift certificate to the Floyd Country Store last year, but this year I'm making wild bird treats for general sharing. 


I'm re-starting the amaryllis bulbs that have been resting in the basement, and soon it will be time to start onion seeds. Sometimes this winter rest from gardening seems awfully short!  

Looking for something I’ve written, but can’t remember where? I know the feeling! In attempt to bring order to the chaos of hundreds of articles and blogs, I’ve set up Pinterest boards of my work. The categories range from permaculture and pollinators to growing onions and garlic. I hope you find my Pinterest guide easy to use and more enjoyable than reading through long lists.


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Click around to learn more about my books, blogs, lectures, and of course my garden!  By the time you move on, I hope you feel inspired to garden a little more, and have a great time doing it.
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Thank you, Garden Writers!

 

Recently I received word that both my long-running Gardening Know How column in Mother Earth News and my GrowVeg Blog won Silver Awards of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association. I must be doing something right, among them working with the great creative teams. I am especially grateful to Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief at Mother Earth News, whose gardening passions run as deep as mine, and to Jeremy Dore at GrowVeg, who never runs out of great new ideas.

Barbara Pleasant
Blue Ridge mountainsei

Location:

Floyd, VA, USA

Near Roanoke on the

Blue Ridge Parkway

cat with hollyhocks
Magnus, who bears a family name from my Swedish ancestors


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