My former garden is in Great Backyards magazine


I don’t tend to feel nostalgic about my former garden, which I loved but left almost 7 years ago. After all, it lives on in years of blog posts (see Categories: 1st Garden in my sidebar). Even so, I’m pleased that Green Hall Garden is getting another moment in the sun via one of my photos in the current issue of Great Backyards magazine, which is on newsstands and in home-improvement stores until July 2015.


It’s in an article called “Go Lawn-Free,” which starts on page 26. Actually, two of my photos accompany the article, including the top one shown here, of Houston designer David Morello’s garden.


My former front garden appears on page 27. Aww, Green Hall, I miss you a little right now.

In the caption, my book Lawn Gone! got a little mention, which also makes me happy, especially since Green Hall was my training ground for going all-in with a lawn-gone garden.

All material © 2006-2015 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

14 Responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Congrats Pam. Your photos are fabulous.

  2. That’s AWESOME! Congratulations on the mention and the photos. You’re everywhere these days.

  3. Mark and Gaz says:

    Congratulations Pam! It’s fun that your old garden is featured again.

  4. gina Harlow says:

    You work your magic everywhere.!

  5. TexasDeb says:

    Nice! Especially after last night’s hail storm, I’m grateful to have photos that capture garden beds of ours at various ages and in various stages. The images live on…!

    Cue Barbra singing “Mem-rees…”!

    • Pam/Digging says:

      Did your garden get hit hard, Deb? Mine has some hail damage, but nothing like what southwest Austin seems to have gotten. Hope your garden springs back soon. —Pam

  6. Indie says:

    Very cool! Congrats! I’m sure it does make you miss your old garden a big. I miss my old garden whenever I look at my (amateur) old photos!

  7. Wendy Moore says:

    I neglected to mention that when I was stockpiling gardening books in this little San Diego boutique, Lawn Gone! was prominently displayed! My Aunt said it was required reading on her neighborhood’s Sustainability and Water Conservation Board. Go Pam!

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