Three avid Columbus-area gardeners have begun a blog that offers gardening advice, as well as
information on books, trends, events, tools, plants that thrive in the Midwest and recipes for harvested crops. Check out heartland-gardening.com
for postings by Deb Knapke, a horticulturalist, lecturer at Columbus State Community College and author of four gardening books; Michael Leach, a master gardener
and former garden reporter for The Columbus Dispatch; and Teresa Woodard, a master gardener and frequent contributor to Ohio Magazine and other publications.
Why a Midwest gardening blog? Knapke, Leach and Woodard say that for too long, attention has focused on gardening in the Sunbelt and on the coasts. They believe that the flourishing Heartland garden scene deserves attention, and they hope to spark a dialogue among fellow enthusiasts through their magazine-like blog.