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February 28, 2010


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Natasha Newton

Hi Val, sorry to leave this as a comment here (please feel free to delete after reading!) but I just tried to send it as an email to you and received a message saying it couldn't get through to the email address given. (?) The message I tried to send is below...

Hi Val,

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog the other day. I'm really pleased that you're delighted with the Moo business cards! Thanks so much for buying some. I believe you wrote to me about a month ago regarding my 'Keeping The Home Fires Burning' painting, which had already sold? I should have asked you at the time whether you'd like to be added to my art mailing list - I only send out occasional newsletters (I update the blog far more often!) but there are sometimes offers on my work especially for mailing list members only, so it may be worth doing if you're interested! No pressure - just thought I'd mention it.

By the way, you have a lovely blog. I see you recently celebrated your first anniversary/blogiversary - congratulations! I liked the part where you mentioned that you were grateful for "nearly every one" of the comments you'd received over the past year - I know that feeling! ;)

Very best wishes,

Christine B.

How I wish I could grow Cornus mas here! I tried C. mas 'Golden Glory' and it was a flop, dying back each year and not flowering for three years. Finally ripped it out. I shall enjoy it vicariously through gardeners such as yourself that grow it well.

Christine in Alaska

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  • Petal & Twig Made The New York Times!
    From Anne Raver's review: "Valerie Easton, a Seattle-based garden writer, discusses the art of growing and arranging cut flowers in “Petal and Twig: Seasonal Bouquets With Blossoms, Branches and Grasses From Your Garden” (Sasquatch Books; $16.95). Written as an informal diary, with photographs of arrangements from her own garden, and tips on cutting and keeping flowers fresh, the book inspires ideas not only on what to grow but on how to combine (or not) those beauties inside. See review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/garden/new-books-on-growing-and-arranging-flowers.html?scp=1&sq=petal%20&%20twig%20anne%20raver&st=cse
  • The first reviews on the new book are in! From Publisher's Weekly:
  • "Open your eyes and keep it simple: those are two lessons Easton passes on from her own 40 years in the garden. When selecting and arranging flowers for bouquets, you needn’t spend a bundle buying a bundle of imported flowers.....The result will be unique, local, imaginative, and inexpensive. Color photos throughout illustrate and inspire."

In the News

  • Montreal Blogger Reviews "A Pattern Garden"
    I was so pleased to find that "A Pattern Garden" is still being reviewed...check out Allan Becker's generous review on his Garden Guru blog.. I felt like Allan really understood what I was working towards in that book....he writes...."There is a delightful abstract quality to this publication. In it, the author takes good garden design to a higher, more spiritual level. Instead of discussing the aesthetic and scientific elements of design, as so many traditional garden design books do, she focuses on the role played in garden design by archetypal ideas - a.k.a. patterns - that reference the longings of human beings. These pleasure and comfort-rooted ideas are those that inspire designers to create gardens that are satisfying beyond their beauty." see more at http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/journal/valerie-easton
  • Planting art
    Check out this interview with Val in the Chicago Tribune on using art in the garden...

The New Low Maintenance Garden

  • Reviews Are In....
    "Over the years, countless books have espoused a low-maintenance approach to gardening. None have been as engaging, practical, or inspiring as this latest of Easton's contributions to the gardener's bookshelf,"
    - Pacific Horticulture magazine, Jan/Feb/Mar 2010

    "A handy guide to a garden you can raise without a corresponding increase in your blood pressure..handsome and informative...."
    - Metropolitan Home, Dec. 2009

    "This book is an invaluable addition to the garden library – destined to be a classic for many years to come."
    - Garden Design Online

Photo Credits

  • The banner and portrait photos were taken by Jacqueline Koch; all other photos by Val Easton unless otherwise credited.


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