Ever notice how many people we write about here are guys from a certain era, that grand old era that produced the Baby Boom? I didn’t think so, but I’ve sure as hell noticed because there are my people. I give you:
Paul James, HGTV’s "Gardener Guy". No link for Paul – this isn’t his medium – but that doesn’t stop his many fans from finding him on my blog and leaving little notes to him there. So Paul, with your hectic schedule, do you still have time to play the guitar?
Graham Rice, (right) everyone’s favorite transatlantic blogger, award-winning writer, etc. And still bearded after all these years – yes!
Mike McGrath, (right) still dispensing "fiercely organic advice," having pioneered it since his hippie days, which from the looks of him, continue to this day. Takes home the prize for Most Interesting Resume for his stint as editor of Marvel Comics.
Tony Avent, (left) America’s most eccentric nurseryman and plant explorer, ranter extraordinaire. There’s proof galore on his superb Plant Delights site, including scores of worthy articles and even "Meet Our Cats."
Roger Swain, TV host , who’s made the Amish hippie-hort-geek look his own.
Brent Heath, (right, with Becky) who rejected everything he was taught in business school and went home to grow bulbs and marry the perfect woman. Together they created the perfect bulb company. Staying true to yourself has never looked so good or worked out so well.
John Peter Thompson, (left) another Boomer raised in the plant business, Behnkes Nurseries, and a close second to Avent for that "most eccentric" title. Lectures on not just horticulture but "The History of England’s
Plantagenet Family" and "Indo-European Historical Linguistics."
So what DID they put in the water back in the days of that post-war frenzy of unprotected copulation that produced this outstanding bunch? No matter – just bring it back!Posted by Susan Harris on March 3, 2007 at 6:33 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.