Author Denise Pugh


Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs: Book Review


12-year old author Emma Biggs intended this book to be a “Kid-to-Kid Guide,” featuring fun photography, appealing illustrations and no-nonsense advice. But whether you are young or old, new to gardening or very experienced, you will learn from and enjoy the gardening journey Emma has created. She does an excellent job reminding all of us why we garden – for the fun of it. But perhaps the biggest gift Emma gives with this book is Continue Reading


Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting For Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Ziegler: Book Review


This book is a combination love story, horticultural adventure, homestead preservation, and how-to about the triumphs and challenges of gardening from a veteran cut flower grower. It’s filled with colorful, high-resolution photography, appendices of garden plans, and a layman’s explanation of how and why nature works in sync with flowers and vegetables to reduce and eliminate the need for chemical intervention in the garden. I’ve put many of the recommendations to work in my own Continue Reading


Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company: Product Review


The Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company is a wheeled, adjustable seat with an attached basket to haul things around in, a tray for small tools and a handle for pulling it around. It’s ideal for anyone who enjoys spending time in the garden but can no longer bend, stoop or stand for long periods - or for those who just want to be in a relaxed sitting position while working in the garden. Continue Reading