First, a short selection:
Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'
Suzette is a rare beauty with a cherries-and-cream complexion of cerise-colored stems and great dollops of variegation in her evergreen leaves. Reportedly growing to six feet high by four feet wide in five years, Suzette, that roly-poly coquette, is listed hardy to Zone 7. In my fairly mild Zone 8 garden, Suzette-in-the-ground sails through winter. Suzette-in-a-pot did not. Pauvre potted Suzette.
Of course, an article exists to inform. But we all know that anyone with an internet connection has access to an excess of fact (and fallacy). Today, a story must offer more than dry detail: it must entertain, inspire, and reward those who choose to
invest their leisure moments in your website or publication.
In my writing, I present solid research in a fun and personable format. I believe in leaving the reader feeling their time has been well spent. I also believe in making the editor's job as easy as possible.
So, please, click on in and discover a "beauty pageant for the photosynthesizing set" in Wendy's Top Ten (excerpt above). Or peruse a predictably prickly missive from Miss Snippy. Within you will find many of my articles and columns that have been published in magazines, newspapers, and websites over the past several years.
May you leave with a smile on your face.