"Did you know Dat is featured on page 20 of the new Garden Design? I opened up the new issue and he's there looking like a super model with the article 'I love this plant: Bell Reed'. Too funny :)"
That made me laugh out loud. Dat is my friend who works at Living Green. He functions at the outer limits of Super-Fabulous and I'm in no way surprised to hear he's turning up in the pages of Garden Design.
I don't subscribe to Garden Design (but I recently decided I want to), so I'll have to pick it up tomorrow. And then call Dat and invite him over for a drink. (My favorite drink right now: equal parts coconut rum, pineapple chunks with juice, cranberry juice, in that order, over ice, not mixed.)
Anyhow, I thought maybe they'd have Dat online so I could link. Well, it turns out I Love This Plant is a regular feature, but they're still running last month's feature, Whitfeldia elongata. Or maybe it's this month's feature, and Dat was really last month. Publishing is mysterious to me; everything seems to come out several months ahead of time. So you get the December issue in October. Why not ship the October issue in October?
Well, anyhow, Garden Design also has a readers poll up on the homepage: "The [American] city with the best exterior design is..."
San Francisco is beating L.A. three-to-one. Chicago is coming in second. Garden blogger capital of the known universe Austin, TX is tied with Boston, MA for second to last. Last is St. Louis. (Note to self: Is it always St. Louis? Never Saint Louis?)
Also, you can subscribe online by just signing up. Nice. And it's only $12 a year. Even if I hate it, I can deal with $12/year.