Dr. James K. Roush is a 2007 Riley County Master Gardener. He gardens on a shallow façade of clay overlying the chert and limestone bedrock of the Kansas Flint Hills that provides a sharp contrast in gardening experience to the deep Indiana soils he was raised on. When he’s not gardening, reading about gardening, or writing about gardening, he is a small animal veterinary orthopedic surgeon and a Professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Empty-nested, only a long-suffering wife and a faithful canine now compete for his attentions with the garden.
Dr. Roush has written a book of essays based on his personal experiences in the garden, Garden Musings, published in 2009 by iUniverse. Comprised of wry and irreverent observations about gardening and life as a gardener, Garden Musings provides a refreshing look at every gardener’s struggles with plants, animals, the environment and gardening orthodoxy. Garden Musings is available for preview and purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iUniverse. Kindle and Ebook versions are available at Amazon and iUniverse, respectively.
When the detailed annals of twenty-first century gardening history are collected and indelibly recorded in cyberspace, today will be noted as the day that ProfessorRoush grudgingly conceded his unwilling submission [...]
Guest Post by veterinary surgeon and master gardener James Roush/Garden Musings ProfessorRoush would like to call down a pox on all garden authorities who have advocated various winter hardy boxwoods to be excellent [...]
Pruning image courtesy of Shutterstock Guest Post by veterinary surgeon and master gardener James Roush/Garden Musings Yes, ProfessorRoush has not blogged for quite some time. January has frankly been [...]
Guest Post by veterinary surgeon and master gardener James Roush/Garden Musings Friends, in his own opinion, ProfessorRoush has done an exceptional job at Garden Musings, avoiding any mention of politics here [...]
Guest Post by veterinary surgeon and master gardener James Roush/Garden Musings Please listen to ProfessorRoush: you must plan your garden carefully rather than submit to the whims of spontaneous plant purchases and [...]