Weldon Burge

Publisher/Full-Time Editor/Freelance Writer

Bullets and Butterflies

Edible Landscaping

September 24, 2009

Tags: gardening, edible landscaping, vegetables, fruits

I attended a two-hour workshop about edible landscaping last week, sponsored by the Delaware Cooperative Extension. Although I'm fairly knowledgeable on the topic and have read many of Rosalind Creasy's books (including the hugely resourceful The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping), I was hoping for specific info concerning native plants and "edibles" suitable for my home state of Delaware. I wasn't disappointed! After hearing about the Paw Paw, a unique and native fruit, I'd love to plant it if only I had the space!
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The Almanac for Farmers & City Folk

September 1, 2009

Tags: writing, nonfiction, publishing, publications, garden writing

I just received my 2010 copy of The Almanac for Farmers & City Folk. I've been writing for the annual publication for the past five years, and I'm pleased that the Editor, Lucas McFadden, and the Executive Editor, Thomas Alexander, selected six of my articles for this edition:

  • Garden Huckleberries
  • India Rubber Plant
  • Succulent Swiss Chard
  • Vertical Cukes
  • Crotons: Brash and Bold
  • Ornamental Bananas


Of course, the issue includes 14-month weather forecasts, fishing and planting tables, nostalgia, cooking tips, the zodiac, bizarre stories--the usual fun stuff you find in almanacs!

Keep an eye out for a copy at newsstands and book stores in the coming month or so! You can also order a copy here.

SELECTED WORKS

SMART RHINO PUBS
A Smart Rhino Publications anthology of suspense stories.
A collection of five horror/suspense stories by Weldon Burge.
GARDEN WRITING
This Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin provides practical advice about growing peppers.