There are plants that emit mercury!? Are any of these growing in my garden? How is this possible? I don’t remember this from when I studied horticulture in college.
Then she quickly realizes that they are talking about another kind of plants… power plants.
Oops, never mind…
On Saturdays, she likes to read the gardening column written by the local garden writer. If she misses it in the newspaper, she reads it later online.
Sometimes, when she reads something in the newspaper about gardening that she doesn't agree with, she takes umbrage!
She also laments that newspapers don’t provide very much space for columns and articles about gardening anymore. To console herself, she reaches for one of her books by Henry Mitchell or Elizabeth Lawrence and reads their collections of newspaper columns from “back in the day".
And then she’s even more thankful for gardening blogs, because without them, how would she know what gardeners are thinking about these days and what’s new in gardening?
Friday, November 21, 2008
When a Gardener Reads the Newspaper