Monday, September 22, 2008

American Potager

At the Gardens Writer Association’s symposium in Portland Oregon I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Bartley from Granville, Ohio.

I had the opportunity of sitting next to Jennifer on a bus touring gardens. Jennifer loves kitchen gardening and has written a book called Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager. It is available on Amazon. I plan to order one as soon as I get home.
I love Kitchen gardening as well and am happy to meet others who share that passion.

Visiting private gardens in Portland was great fun. As you can see from this picture the gardens are beautiful. The weather is so different from middle Tennessee and while my garden at home is looking a bit tired from the dry weather we have experienced of late, the gardens of the Northwest are lush and full – happy to tumble right out of their beds. What a clever idea to build in a bench so that folks passing by could have a respite in a garden. Jennifer has a website and a blog – check it out under links.


Kim said...

Can't wait to hear more about your trip and see photos when you get back. Congratulations on 30 years!
I'm going to check Amazon for the Designing Kitchen gardens book, sounds like a good one! Have a great time out there, you should be earning lots of education hours for your recertification! :-)

Cindy Shapton said...

Thanks Kim,

I'll post more pictures soon

I forgot I can use the GWA classes for MG continuing education hours - appreciate the reminder!