Tying UpTwo Loose Ends About Earth Day
April 16, 2010
Allan in Chuck Leavell, Earth Day, Energy-Wise Landscape Design, Environmental Issues, Fran Sorin, Land Conservation, Musings on Gardening, Sue Reed, The Rolling Stones, gardening Gone Wild, rock bands

Spring came early to Montreal this season and that gave my garden design business a jump-start. However, it put a wrinkle in other plans; for example, the posting of some book reviews are backing up. That is disappointing; especially for one new book that deserves special mention at this time. With Earth Day to be celebrated next week, it would have been timely to post a review of Sue Reed’s new book Energy-Wise Landscape Design. That subject is most appropriate for Earth Day and for all year round, as well. I am so intrigued by the meandering path on the cover of her book, that I can hardly wait to read it. A review will be posted here in the near future.

 

This image first appeared on the website Gardening Gone WildFor over forty years, the media has consistently reported that  the members of the rock band The Rolling Stones are very intelligent, well-educated people. Therefore, it came as no surprise when accomplishments of its brilliant keyboard player, Chuck Leavell, were reported in Fran Sorin’s newest posting at Gardening Gone Wild. It is titled "Down to Earth With a Rolling Stone", and well worth reading.  Why would a renowned garden writer like Fran write an in-depth article about a rock star? The answer is that Chuck is very active with conservation and environmental issues. This is the second time in two weeks that Fran has written a fascinating character study that deals with the human side of horticulture and gardening. This unabashed fan of Fran Sorin is most appreciative.

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