Read my article in Country Gardens about East Austin Succulents


If you like Austin’s thrift-store, anything-goes, fun-loving style, especially in gardening, check out my article about Eric Pedley’s nursery East Austin Succulents in the current issue of Country Gardens magazine (Spring 2017, pages 70-75). You can read all about Eric’s unique junk-store finds, LP-cooking adventures, and how he creates the coolest succulent containers you’ve ever seen.


I’m particularly excited about this article, not only because it shows off one of Austin’s wonderful nurseries, but because it’s my first article for Country Gardens AND it’s my first producer credit! As the producer I worked with photographer Ryann Ford to help stage the photos, giving me a behind-the-scenes look at a professional magazine shoot.


I know you’ll enjoy Ryann’s photos of Eric’s fun and funky succulent containers, as well as Eric’s tips about creating them.

If you’re not a subscriber, you can find the magazine at newsstands and bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. This issue, I found, is wrapped in plastic and packaged with a floral coloring booklet, so you’ll have to buy it to read it. And then you can color too.

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6 Responses

  1. Kris P says:

    Congratulations Pam! It’s good to see you branching out in new and different directions, where I’m sure success will follow you.

  2. Laura Munoz says:

    That’s wonderful, Pam. That’s also the kind of magazine I’m likely to read. Congratulations! I’ll look for your piece.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I hope you enjoy it, Laura! You know what’s funny? For the longest time I didn’t pick up Country Gardens because I thought it was all about, well, country gardens: gardens with a decidedly country style or large gardens out in the country, neither of which described my own style (or size or location) of garden. When I finally read the magazine, I was surprised and pleased to realize the magazine is simply about gardens and those who create them, no matter where or how big or what style. It’s a great read. —Pam

  3. Laura Munoz says:

    What a fun article. I was able to read it today. I too like recycling items for plant containers and am always on the look-out for something different. Loved the coffee urn and the meat grinder.

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