BBC’s classy, glossy Gardens Illustrated mag has recommended GardenRant and even sent us a hard copy for our perusal. And sure enough, in their Mixed Media column we see this mention:
Gardenrant.com – an American site, very to-the-point, by people who are "in love with real, rambling, chaotic, dirty, bug-ridden gardens and gardening our asses off."
Now with hard copy in hand (and we’re nothing but loyal to print, ya know), let’s see what else might be of interest to our readers.
- Our old friend Graham Rice on Sweet Peas, with glorious, pornographic photos of them.`
- A great garden by Piet Oudolf. (Are they ever not great?)
- A terrific spread about Phoenix designer Steve Martino. More garden porn, this time of larger views.
- An estate garden, even a castle garden, just so we know this is England, not South Jersey.
- In the last in a series about someone’s allotment we learn that he’s "as enthusiastic as ever about the cycle of tending soil and sowing seeds for the season ahead." Love it! Now would someone please explain this whole allotment thing? Jane Perrone, maybe? We know she’s written a book on the subject and maybe she’ll visit us with a guest post explaining it all to clueless Americans.
- Hey, remember our recent article about the great designers
highlighted in Garden Design Magazine and their crappy, so-so, or "wow" websites? Well, turns out that Dan Pearson, the raved-about designer with the
unworkablechallenging website, is Associate Editor of Gardens Illustrated. Dan, we really, really want to see the photos on your site, so can you forward this message to your webmaster, please? We can get as far as the first photo, of poppies, with links to
"Image controls" and "01 of 01," but how do you get to the next photo? If we need to "Get plug-in", the link offers dozens of them, so what’s
a viewer to do? Shoot us an email and we’ll post a follow-up telling readers how to see Dan’s portfolio.