Movin’ On Up

by Andrew Keys on February 6, 2014

Hello! If you’re still lurking around these parts, this is a quick heads up that I’m going to be blogging over here from now on, and I hope you’ll join me. It’s still a work in progress, but any blog I’m in charge of is cursed with forever being a work in progress, so come on over anyway.

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What I’m Doing On My Summer “Vacation”

June 11, 2013

And I say “vacation” because what? Vacation? Ha! Oh, ha ha. Good one. It’s a busy, busy summer so far, and I’m not complaining, because it’s busy with phenomenal things. You may not see many posts from me, but keep an eye on this space come fall, when I have big plans (BIG PLANS) to […]

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On a Jet Plane

March 5, 2013

I’m spending a lot of time on planes, in airports, and on the road these days, traveling around to give lectures to promote the book. You can find out where I’m going to be here, and if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hey! It’s always exciting–and surprising–to meet blog readers. (“Really? You […]

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2012 Year in Review

February 5, 2013
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January’s over, but the dust is still settling on 2012. Lots of new plants are braving their first winter outdoors here, and I’m getting ready to do a string of six speaking gigs in five weeks in support of my 2012 book. It’s around this time I start dreaming of new plants and post some […]

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Five Big Questions: Margaret Roach

January 22, 2013

Update: Congrats to commenter Lizzie, who won a copy of Margaret’s book! Thanks to everyone who entered! Margaret Roach and I first bonded over a mutual love of a wild plant obscure in cultivation: Aralia spinosa, the devil’s walking stick, a plant close to my own heart because of its early presence in the story […]

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Pin It to Win It

January 8, 2013

This long, pinnable strip of pictures is either a sign of the apocalypse, or that my publisher, Timber Press, is doing a contest on Pinterest this week wherein you’ll have yet another chance to win my book. Yes, that’s right–I’m starting to think we should just call it Why Buy This When You Can Win […]

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And the Winner Is…

December 28, 2012

By random drawing, the winner of the Gardening Rocks 2012 Advent book giveaway is Susan, the very last commenter in the contest! Big congrats to Susan, HUGE thanks to everyone who commented, and if you didn’t win, never fear: my publisher, Timber Press, is organizing a bigger and better giveaway for January as we speak. […]

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Gardening Rocks 2012 Advent: Day 25

December 25, 2012

We started this advent with Amanda Palmer, and what better year to end it with Amanda Palmer? In my mind, 2012 will stand out as a roaring rollercoaster of a year. There were highs, and there were lows, but no matter how you slice it, 2012 was a year we’ll remember. Disclosure: my birthday is […]

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Gardening Rocks 2012 Advent: Day 24

December 24, 2012

A pretty song with an even prettier video from M. Ward. It sounds as simplistically magical as a childhood Christmas Eve, when the air was ripe with possibility and anticipation, and even adventure. I hope yours this year is as magical. Get your free/legal download of “The First Time I Ran Away” here. I wrote […]

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