I am Catherine Bollinger, an avid life-long gardener, amateur naturalist, and professional writer for over three decades.
I have gardened in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for 40+ years. I grow everything I can, and never tire of talking (or writing) about plants, which is why I started this blog. Welcome to my green world.
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Please Note: As much as I’d like to answer every gardening question you have, that would be a full-time job all by itself. Although I welcome your comments about entries in this blog, I cannot answer specific individual questions. Thanks for your understanding.
News Flash: I’m teaching a short class in July at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill:
Capturing Nature in Words
Saturday, July 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. – noon
Cost: $30 ($25 for NC Botanical Garden members)
Whether you are a bird or butterfly watcher, gardener, nature trail hiker, or other outdoor enthusiast, you can enrich and memorialize your experiences by describing them in words. Fiction writers can also enhance their prose by paying more attention to the natural environments of the worlds they describe. This workshop takes advantage of the gardens and trails at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill to practice observation skills and brief writing exercises. Participants will learn how to add specificity to their accounts of the natural world by honing their observation skills and using all their senses to translate sensory information into vivid prose.
Catherine Bollinger has been a technical writer and editor for thirty years, and an avid gardener and amateur naturalist in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for over 45 years. She has written a column and feature articles on gardening topics for the News & Observer, and blogs at Piedmont Gardener.
Location: North Carolina Botanical Garden (Chapel Hill, NC)