Don’t worry…we’re still here!

I can’t even tell you how many months it’s been since I posted on the blog. It’s been a perfect storm for the four of us, with writing books (Linda), new jobs (Jeff), doing the Garden Professors gig in Toronto (Holly, Bert and Linda) and writing grant proposals (all of us). I am going to try my best to post once a week, even if it’s short and silly.

Something new to let you know…the blog will be moving to a new format in the near future. It will be a WordPress blog, which means it’s easier for us to post and easier for you to search. In theory, all of the old posts will migrate as well, along with the pictures and comments. We are all looking forward to a more user-friendly format.

In the meantime, take a look at the new portal to our WSU Gardening Webpage!

You can find the page by clicking here. We’re in the process of adding more material all the time, but you can be sure that whatever you find on this new page is relevant, peer-reviewed science for use by home gardeners.

Let us know what you think!

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Linda Chalker-Scott

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington. She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university Extension fact sheets. Linda also is the award-winning author of five books: the horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener (2008) and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2010) from the University of Washington Press and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Application (2009) from GFG Publishing, Inc., and How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do from Timber Press (2015). Her latest effort is an update of Art Kruckeberg’s Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest from UW Press (2019). In 2018 Linda was featured in a video series – The Science of Gardening – produced by The Great Courses. She also is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages. Linda’s contribution to gardeners was recognized in 2017 by the Association for Garden Communicators as the first recipient of their Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award. "The Garden Professors" Facebook page - "The Garden Professors" Facebook group - Books:

5 thoughts on “Don’t worry…we’re still here!”

  1. Excellent new website! I like the simplicity of it since searching all over to find what I need is not my idea of wise use of time. Yet the illustration adds just a touch of playfulness to it and keeps it from being boring. I watched Dr. Cogger’s video on soil sampling and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some things on the site are specific to your area but there are plenty that apply generally and I will definitely use it for reference. Glad you’re back on the blog!

  2. I have discovered this blog some months ago and I am constantly checking to see if there are any updates. Happy to know that you will keep on writing.
    Thank you from Uruguay, tiny south american country!

  3. Good to see you’re still alive and still posting – not been here for a couple of months so its good to see things will be picking up again soon!

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