A Brief Blog Profile: Garden Smackdown
As the temperature continues its downward plummet, I find cleaning my flower beds both sad and exciting.
Sad because of the obvious -- the growing season is over and everything's turning brown. Exciting because I know what's to come -- I know the bulbs and plants I've tucked under that soil and mulch will spring into something heavenly in a few months.
A blog like Garden Smackdown keeps me focused on the stuff to look forward to. And, author and blogger Andrew Keys writes in a way that's real and conversational. What's not to love?
Currently, Keys is on a music binge, posting links and video to great tunes through his Gardening Rocks 2012 Advent Calendar.
Here's a bit about Keys: He's a lifelong gardener and the Garden Confidential podcaster and columnist at Fine Gardening. He also recently authored a book called Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants. It was published in November.
Christine Cube is a media relations manager for PR Newswire and freelance writer. You can follow her @cpcube.