Author Archives: Patty Craft

Best Garden Blog Red Dirt Ramblings

We chose this blogger as the first recipient of the Horticulture Best Garden Blog 2011 award because you would be hard-pressed to come across someone in the garden blogging community who hasn’t known, read, or had the chance to meet her.

Join Team Horticulture!

In this age of social media, I’m reaching out here on the Editor’s Blog to see if there is one among you who wants to join a dynamic team of passionate gardeners who are carrying on the Horticulture tradition in the 21st century.

long live the magazine!

I’m not buying the doom-and-gloom prophecy that print is dead. The magazine is the hub of the Horticulture Community, and we’re thrilled to bring you smart gardening ideas in print AND through other outlets.

i’m also a shopkeeper

Before I took on my current role with Horticulture I was the managing editor of the magazine. My focus then was on the print product, and my duties were similar to an air-traffic controller’s whose job it was to make sure it was smooth flying for every issue from making assignments to sending the files off to the printer. Now I include “shopkeeper” among my responsibilities.

dreaming a little dream

I do remember the fun of getting out there early to play Santa, making sure Christmas morning was all the family dreamed it would be. Remembering the letters to Santa, the lists and the anticipation has me wondering what we’d put on our lists now if someone were to fulfill our dreams? Here’s mine…

my gratitude list

On this day before Thanksgiving I’m making a gratitude list. I have the day off work (item #1!) and am getting ready to go for a long walk in the woods. The rains are coming, which we desperately need, but …