WELDON BURGE

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Unusual Greens & Workplace Gardens

March 14, 2011

Tags: vegetable gardening, community gardens, Gardening How-To Magazine

You may be wondering why this blog is called "Bullets and Butterflies." Simple, really. While my fiction tends to be on the dark side, primarily horror and suspense (bullets), I also write a good deal of nonfiction, particularly on the subject of gardening (butterflies). Although I focus more on fiction writing in this blog, I will often discuss garden writing as well.

I've enjoyed writing for Gardening How-To for many years now, and fully appreciate Amy Sitze and her editorial staff. My latest article, "Unusual Salad Greens," is in the current issue. "Fresh garden salad means much more than just lettuce or spinach these days. Why limit yourself, especially when less-familiar greens such as claytonia, orach, corn salad, and cress are so easy to grow in your home garden?" I also described other greens such as purslane, mustard greens, arugula, upland cress, watercress, endive, escarole, and a few others. The graphics staff at Gardening How-To provided excellent photos to illustrate the article content. Bravo!



When I write articles like this, my intent is to teach gardeners to experiment with different varieties, different techniques, and new strategies to improve their gardening experience. I especially love to teach folks how to grow crops they generally can't find at the local produce market.

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Starting a Company Community Garden

February 23, 2010

Tags: vegetable gardening, community gardens

For the past year or so, my employer, Independent School Management, has supported wellness initiatives for employees. With this in mind, I proposed starting a small but highly productive vegetable garden that ISM employees would maintain and harvest, an ISM "community garden" on the company's grounds. Here is a synopsis of my proposal to the company CEO.
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