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Did you ask to proof read it?  I found most articles
are ready 3 weeks in advance, and if you do request,
you can edit it before publication.  This doesn't work
with magazine's but local papers usually do.

Shame you couldn't have called the editor and delayed
your photo shoot.


--- Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:

> Last summer I gave away plants to some people on
> Freecycle. One of them was
> an editor of some small section of our Long Island
> Newsday. She was a new
> gardener. Well, we had a nice visit when she was
> here with her family and
> she left with lots of plants for her garden.  As
> fate would have it, she is
> now in charge of the Thursday Home and Garden
> Section. Last week she sent a
> staff writer to interview mw.  What kind o article
> they plan to do is beyond
> me. I'm not certain that they were clear on what
> direction this piece was
> going.  Anyway, the writer has been doing the
> criminal court writing for
> nine years.  She is a novice gardener and lives in a
> place in Brooklyn where
> she has tried to grow some things in containers on
> her roof!  She didn't
> recognize even the most common plant names, so I'm
> really worried how
> anything I said to her will translate into print! 
> Talk about the blind
> leading the blind! She was very nice and seemed to
> be intelligent, but how
> can any one be expected to write on a subject like
> gardening when they don't
> even know what a hosta is?  And here she is in my
> garden in the SPRING! Most
> of the ground is bare with only the bulbs blooming! 
> How do you explain that
> that bare spot will soon hold a plant that is three
> feet in diameter! I sent
> her to my Yahoo photo site, but I'm not sure she
> ever looked at it.
> Well, tomorrow a photographer is coming.  It's been
> cold and raining all
> day. Tomorrow is supposed to be the same. The early
> daffodils are gone, but
> the later varieties are still blooming. Some minor
> bulbs and tulips will be
> blooming.  There is lush foliage showing everywhere,
> but spring would not be
> when I want a photographer here if I had a say in
> it! The editor remembers
> my summer garden. I hope that she is not
> disappointed!
> Chris Petersen   
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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