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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sacramento Bee Garden Writer/Blogger/Newswoman Extraordinaire Debbie Arrington paid a visit to the Bird compound in North Natomas earlier this week.

What appeared in today's Home and Garden section was totally unexpected! She was too nice! She needs to learn a thing or three from Farmer Fred Hoffman.

Debbie will be on Fred's gardening show tomorrow by the way -- on both NewsTalk 1530 KFBK and later Talk 650 KSTE.

If the conversation turns to us? It's a sign that the show is getting SLOW...

8 comments:

Fred Hoffman said...

My favorite line from her story: "...pointing to a corner that awaits mulch." Bill, it's unanimous: the entire Sacramento Gardening Community wants you to improve your hard clay soil by topping it with three inches of organic mulch! That's better than having your Super Bowl Party guests walk on top of the mud via an old fence plank to heel in a bareroot blueberry plant into a raised bed that was sitting, exposed, on your concrete patio...for how many weeks? Oh, and one more thing: any team that wins four in a row can also lose four in a row.

Katie said...

We all seem to be getting love from Debbie recently! Congrats.

Greg Damitz said...

Congrats Bill. You're famous again.

When my brother stopped by my place on his way back to Washington from Florida he stopped by the Sacramento Bee keeping store and was going to hit 3 more on the way home.

Greg
http://rosevillevegetable.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Congratulations Bill and Venus! Great story and photos!

Garry said...

bill - we knew it and now the general public knows it. you sir (and the mrs), are a gardening rock stars. congrats.

garry

Kate said...

Great article!

Bill Bird said...

Thank you everyone (yes, even you Fred) for all of your love.

Katie -- go back to bed!

I want everyone within blogging distance to know that this would not have happened without the gardening inspiration that is Venus. Debbie Arrington didn't even bring that question up -- yet she nailed it right on the head. Without Venus, this wouldn't exist.

Secondly, Fred has been a HUGE help. Despite his daily complaints, I do listen to him.

Finally -- don't be afraid to EXPERIMENT with new things. It doesn't always work, but you'll never know unless you try.

Bill

Carri said...

So when ARE you going to mulch the rest of your garden? hehehe....