Author Archives: Susan Guagliumi

About Susan Guagliumi

I am an author, craftsperson and a gardener. My proposal for a book tentatively titled "The Artful Gardener" was just accepted by Stewart, Tibori and Chang Publishers. Although this will be my fifth book, it is the first outside the area of hand/machine knitting. The manuscript is due early in 2013 and the book is scheduled for Spring of 2014. A somewhat longer process than giving birth to a child, embarking on an author's journey can be just as daunting, exciting and almost as fulfilling.

Coming Soon: Handmade for the Garden

Due in March 2014, you can pre-order your copy now from Abrams Books!    

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The new site now has a “subscribe” button to click. Sorry for the Twitter confusion!

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I’ve Moved!

My blog address is now http://guagliumi.com/blog, but the move has left all of you behind! Please go to the new site and re-click “follow” so you don’t miss any gems of wisdom. Two of the main reasons for me making this … Continue reading

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Cool New Product!

I just received my order of “Sugru” and can’t wait to try it! You can check out their web site for detailed information (www.sugru.com), but, briefly: Sugru is a moldable silicone product that hardens in 24 hours, remaining flexible. It … Continue reading

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Great Old Ideas!

Many years ago I purchased two old Popular Mechanics books at a used book shop. The information  is great and while some of the projects (like a garden windmill) aren’t quite my style, some of the other ideas are terrific! … Continue reading

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Free Mulch!

Our local landfill charges a fee to dump wood chips so I have been able to get 2-3 huge loads every year from one of our local tree companies. I use them to mulch the currants and gooseberries, the blueberries … Continue reading

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Underground Water Lines

Last blog I told you about the Lee Valley irrigation system I use, but I didn’t mention that my blueberry patch is on the far side of the property, which required me to drag long, heavy lengths of hose a … Continue reading

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Coolest way to water!

It probably seems strange to start thinking about watering systems so early in the season, but this is the time to think about installing water lines or systems that that need to be in place before the plants emerge. I … Continue reading

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Easy Veggie Hod

According to Webster’s a Hod is a tray or trough that has a pole handle and is borne on the shoulder for carrying loads (as of mortar or brick). None of the garden hods I have seen in recent years would … Continue reading

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Pruning Day

It was bitter cold here today, but I was determined to get outside to get everything pruned and ready for spring. Apricots, quince, grapes, roses, red and black currants and gooseberries. I was ruthless! We always have far too many … Continue reading

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