July 24, 2014

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In The Garden

By Kylee Baumle

Last week found me in Austin, Texas, where summer temperatures are typically in the 90s to 100 ° plus. I received all kinds of warnings from online friends about Austin’s heat and the “air that you wear” (due to the humidity), but many didn’t realize that we in Northwest Ohio have experienced record-breaking heat this summer, so I’d had some fine training in how to deal with it.

I was in Austin to spend some time with my co-author of a book we’re writing to be published by St. Lynn’s Press next April, titled Indoor Plant Décor.

Jenny and I were in and out of garden centers and various places, taking photos that will be used in the book.

At one garden center, we had an interesting conversation with the manager about non-gardeners and how we can help make gardening more appealing and enticing to them. How do we help them be successful gardeners?