As a kid, I liked watching my dad work the tiny patch of land he referred to as his “Victory Garden” in our backyard. He grew basil and oregano, a variety of peppers, and tomatoes. Lots of gorgeous, delicious tomatoes. He just had that touch.
My mom gardened too, and her flower beds burst with brilliant day lilies and daisies, black-eyed Susan, and roses. So many breathtaking roses. No matter how awful the winter was, those bushes came back every year. Like my dad, she too just had that touch.
I, on the other hand, have no such touch. In fact, if I touch anything, it dies.
Luckily for me and for you, the features in this special gardening issue were written by master gardeners, landscape architects, and folks like my parents who are just darn good at growing things. I hope you find each page informative and inspiring.
On a separate note, many thanks to all of you who wrote in about our February Pets issue. We’re thrilled you enjoyed it, and look forward to bringing you more features for and about your fur babies in the future.
Susan McCorkindale, Editor, Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine, Gainesville Lifestyle Magazine