Old friends know me as author of Garden Diary, published in the Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) for many years. The conversation continues here with broader opportunities to speak up. Comment on my blog, suggest favorite plants, mention useful links and share your news. We're in this together. -- Valerie



Musings on gardening, nature, stewardship and more, served with a generous helping of humor.

A compendium of noteworthy plants with info on how to please them and where to buy them.