I’m not kidding. A Logistics Specialist over there recently left this comment on an old article about HGTV’s Paul James:
I am presently stationed in the Kuwait/Iraq region and miss watching
"Gardening by the Yard". I was told of a tree called a Bulb Willow. I
seen pictures of the tree but I have never heard of that type of
Willow. Can you help?
Also, are there DVDs of "Gardening by the Yard"?
Thanks from the sandbox!!
My gawd! Can you imagine what being in that world would do to YOUR gardener’s soul? Of course I shudder at the whole thing but I’d sure like to help this gardener from St. Louis see his damn gardening shows. What with him serving in such a hell-hole and all.
So come on, Gardenrant readers, is there some way we can help out Norman Bullerdick, a passionate gardener who’s needs a gardening fix bad? Can
anyone make DVDs from their TV? Or maybe he can use old-fashioned
And what the heck is a bulb willow? I Googled it and got bupkis!
THE PAUL JAMES REPORT
Now if I did the sensible thing and took my now-inactive old blog offline I’d save 90 bucks a year but you know, I’d miss hearing from Paul’s fans, like the 81 other commenters there with Norman. Maybe they’d just find this other post about Paul here on GardenRant and join the 66 other fans who’ve left comments on it – in the vain hope of actually reaching him or his bosses at HGTV – but I’d hate to miss any of their passionate messages.
So Paul, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’ll always be here for you. I’ll take your messages and cheer on your fans as best I can, because I’m as ridiculous about your show as they are. Norman speaks for us all.
Photo credit – the U.S. Department of Defense.
UPDATE: Gloria at Pollinators Welcome sent me this link to a photo of a bird – in a bulb willow tree. We’re closing in!
Posted by Susan Harris on April 29, 2008 at 11:56 am, in the category Grab Bag.