Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new column!

Good news! I’ll be writing a column for Country Gardens magazine (starting with the Summer issue—and it’s still even called Slow Lane just like at Country Home). Check it out on the newsstand (it will be on the newsstand on May 18th). Or, better yet, subscribe! I have an article in the Spring issue (on the newsstands right now) about the peonies that grow in our garden (you’ll find it on page 49—you can also see our border of old-fashioned peonies with our outhouse-turned-potting shed in the opening spread).

I have an article in March 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. I got the great opportunity to interview Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) about her garden. Very fun!

In the Spring issue of Creative Home magazine, I wrote an essay about gardening (or attempting to) with my kids when they were small. And I wrote an article about growing roses for Family Circle (March 2009).

I am excited about this too: I'm in the process of putting together of book of essays, so if you want me to send you a note when it's published, send me an email with your email or postal address. I’m at I'll post the announcement here on my blog too.


  1. I'm so sorry to see Country Home end! But I'm happy you'll be writing for Country Garden. I read the Ina Garten article--and didn't even notice it was by you! I think I saw that peony article, too. I'm going to have to pay more attention to the bylines. I'll look forward to your book of essays. This transplanted to the country (thanks to hubby) city girl looks to you for inspiration.

  2. I'm thrilled. I subscribed to Country Home because of Slow Lane, and was sad to see the magazine end its publication. But I'll be picking up Country Gardens!

    What I love most about Slow Lane is the way you write about your family and your animals. I hope they'll still be a big part of the new Slow Lane. I also hope you'll someday consider publishing a compilation in book form. Would be wonderful!

    Anyhow, best of luck to you. I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects!

  3. Great! I chose "Country Gardens" to replace the 2 years I had left on my CH subscription. 'Looking forward to some good reading..