Paul James, I know you’re the rock star of the gardening world – at least for the Jimmy Buffett generation – and like Jimmy, you need your privacy. But speaking on behalf of the Bloggers of GardenRant, how about a quick interview? Just 5 questions by email. Seems only fair, since I’m taking your messages and all. And while we can’t offer to pay you – we have our fake-journalistic ethics, ya know – you might get a laugh out of it and we know you’re big on laughter. So Paul, have your people talk to my people.
And Readers, why does Paul deserve your vote, besides his goofy cuteness and beefy calves? Well, I’ve gushed about him all over the Internet already so I’ll simply add this quote from HGTV’s site for a taste of why Paul’s at the top of his game and a favorite of real gardeners everywhere:
I remember watching gardening shows when I was younger, and I was amazed at how everything was always picture perfect. The soil was so soft and crumbly. The plants were pest disease free. And the hosts never broke a sweat! So when I got the chance to do my own show, I decided to make it as real as possible.
See, he’s one of us. And I love that he’s a relentless cheerleader for mulch, for accepting some insect damage, and for not planting in the summer (Paul gardens in hot-as-hell Tulsa, OK).
Convinced? Go ahead and vote now, or hold off until you’ve seen all the nominees. Or vote now and later – we’re no sticklers for scientific polling methods here at the Rant.Posted by Susan Harris on June 21, 2006 at 3:03 am, in the category Watch Someone Else Do It.