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Barbara Pleasant

                                                                    Garden Writer

July 2017

We are heading into the season of plenty now, with plenty to pick and plenty to do. In addition to the rollicking vegetable garden, all three apple trees are holding promising crops, and then there is the fall garden that gets a reboot in July, when I start seeds of cabbage and its cousins indoors where it's cool. 


Thanks to all of you sweet readers who have given my new book, Homegrown Pantry, such a warm welcome. It’s only been out two months, and the numbers say there are lots of gardeners who want to enjoy garden-grown food every day of the year. But really, can you think of a better reason to grow a garden?


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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To learn more about pretty prayer plants (red marantas), see my Maranta information page for tips and trivia.

Explore My Gardens

 
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!

 

Wow! 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, recently retired 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.

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My new book, now in stores!

Location:

Floyd, VA, USA

Near Roanoke on the

Blue Ridge Parkway

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