Monday, April 11, 2011

Stump Stacey, Martha Stewart Living garden editor, on #GardenChat tonight

When I first started working in the lawn and garden industry, one of the overriding characteristics of the gardening world were the number of ladies and gentlemen who work in it. Nice people and gardening seem to just go hand-in-hand.

And tonight, you get to chat live on #GardenChat on twitter with one of the nicest and most knowledgeable people in the business, Stacey Hirvela, senior associate garden editor at Martha Stewart Living and host of At Home in the Garden on The two met at the Costa Farms Social Summit a few weeks ago. (Stacey is pictured with our GMG Stacey here.)

And Stacey will be giving away my favorite soil -- Organic Mechanics. It's the caviar of soilless mixes.

Stacey's love of plants began with her grandmother, who always let her pick as many lilies of the valley as she wanted. In 1999 she attend the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.

After working as a rooftop gardener in Manhattan, she served as the horticulturist at Tavern on the Green restaurant for three years - only the second woman ever to hold the position. WOW!

Then Stacey found her home. In 2005 she joined the Martha Stewart Living staff and now works with out good friend Tony Bielaczyc planning the garden content for the magazine. And we think she does a great job sharing her knowledge and stories from the garden.

So be sure to tune in to#GardenChat on tonight and ask Stacey some really tough questions. I bet you won't stump her though.

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