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HGTV Thinks I’m a Garden Expert! (And Even Put Me in Their Magazine!)

Garden Betty in HGTV magazine

Well whaddya know, I’m an expert at something! (Granted, I don’t always feel like an expert after slugs have decimated my seedlings or fresh manure has burned my plants. But I do know my way around a hori hori knife and never let a good beer go to waste.)

I’m so thrilled to be featured in HGTV magazine’s September 2012 issue, which is on newsstands now! I’m one of three garden experts revealing my favorite fall essentials, including said hori hori knife, plus my go-to garden gear, fertilizer, seeds and plants.

We worked on this story back in spring and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. My fiancé Will photographed me for the piece and I’m styled in my favorite garden shoes, my Bogs Rose clogs.

The September issue is very timely because it also marks the second anniversary of Garden Betty. I started my blog in September 2010, which started an entirely new adventure in homesteading. Last year, on my one-year anniversary, Garden Betty was awarded the “Best Gardening Blog” honor by Country Living, so this year’s shout-out by HGTV has me walking on clouds.

None of this would be possible without my blog, and my blog would not be possible without my readers, so I want to give all of you my own shout-out and thanks for supporting my little site — last year, this year, and hopefully years to come!

Garden Betty in HGTV magazine

About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring—all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


  • janet robertson
    February 22, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    janet robertson

  • Melissa
    August 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Thats great!  Beer on compost eh?  We have a botched home brew experiment, even the snails are avoiding the beer traps.  I think I’ll feed a bottle every few days to the compost instead.  Great idea!

    • Linda Ly
      August 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      LOL I am just picturing a bunch of boozy snails turning their noses up at botched beer!

  • janet
    August 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm


  • Dallasgardenbuzz
    August 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I think you are an expert and enjoy the sharings of your garden.

    • Linda Ly
      August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, appreciate it!


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