Look for me in Garden Design and my book in Southern Living


What a treat to have two treasured magazines arrive in the mailbox, one containing an article I’ve been working on, the other with a nice mention of my new book!


In the July 2016 issue, Southern Living garden editor Steve “Grumpy Gardener” Bender recommends my book The Water-Saving Garden — yay!


Thanks, Steve!


And look for my latest article in the Summer 2016 issue of Garden Design.


It’s always a thrill to be a contributor!


My article, a profile of New York-based landscape architect Edmund Hollander and design lessons from his gardens, starts on page 130. Ed is a personable interviewee with a great sense of humor, and I think you’ll enjoy his insights.


If you don’t already subscribe to both magazines, you should. Garden Design is for anyone who appreciates in-depth writing about gardens, plants, and design plus gorgeous eye candy. For those who live in (or miss) the South, Southern Living showcases beautiful homes and gardens plus regional travel and food.

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Do you review? Have you read my new book, The Water-Saving Garden? If you found it helpful or inspirational, please consider leaving a review — even just a sentence or two — on Amazon, Goodreads, or other sites. Online reviews are crucial in getting a book noticed. I really appreciate your help!

360 West Magazine reviews The Water-Saving Garden


Seeing a positive review of my new book, The Water-Saving Garden, makes me so happy. After all, selling a book takes such a different skill set than writing it, and so much material competes for our limited reading time. Reviews — whether by editors in magazines and newspapers, by bloggers, or by readers on Amazon and Goodreads — help tremendously in getting the book in front of the people who can use it.


So my thanks to Fort Worth’s 360 West Magazine for the review!

And huge thanks to you, dear reader, if you’ve liked my book enough to post a review of your own. (Here’s my book’s Amazon page; click the gray box under Customer Reviews to write your own.) Your time and your thoughts are appreciated.

Happy Friday, y’all!

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Country Gardens book review & interview at Garden Style San Antonio


It’s an exciting day when you see that Ken Druse, a superstar in the garden-writing world, has reviewed your book. I picked up the the current issue of Country Gardens magazine (Summer 2016) at Barnes & Noble over the weekend…


…and was thrilled to discover my book cover and Ken’s review on pages 106 and 107, along with eight other new garden books “for the green-of-heart.”

The Water-Saving Garden may not be typical beach reading, but feel free to be unconventional! After all, Ken recommends it for your summer reading. Thanks, Ken and Country Gardens!


I’m also delighted to share an interview I did with the most enthusiastic, fun-loving, water-saving gardener I know, Heather Ginsburg of San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Heather and I met as fellow Texas bloggers (her blog is Xericstyle), and she’s become a real-life friend as well. Regular readers may remember my post about visiting her livable, family-friendly San Antonio garden.

I recently talked with Heather about how I got into gardening and blogging, how important social media is for what I do, how I came to write gardening books, and more. You can find the interview online at Garden Style San Antonio. Thank you, Heather and SAWS!

And remember, if you live in central or south Texas, I’d love to see you at my garden talk and book-signing at the Festival of Flowers in San Antonio this Saturday, May 28th. For all the details, click here.

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Come see me at Festival of Flowers in San Antonio, May 28, 10:45-11:45 am (new time!). Get inspired to save water in your garden during my presentation at San Antonio’s 19th annual Festival of Flowers. I’ll be at the book-signing table after the talk, with copies of both The Water-Saving Garden and Lawn Gone! available for purchase. Tickets to the all-day festival, which includes a plant sale and exchange, speakers, and a flower show, are available at the door: $6 adults; children under 10 free. Free parking.

Do you review? Have you read my new book, The Water-Saving Garden? If you found it helpful or inspirational, please consider leaving a review — even just a sentence or two — on Amazon, Goodreads, or other sites. Online reviews are crucial in getting a book noticed. I really appreciate your help!

All material © 2006-2016 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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