I am Catherine Bollinger, an avid life-long gardener, amateur naturalist, and professional writer for over four decades, earning my living as a technical writer and editor in North Carolina during those years. Now I do a bit of freelance writing and editing, and give occasional lectures to groups interested in aspects of piedmont gardening. Along the way, I’ve earned three degrees from Duke University: BA, MEM, and MALS.
I have gardened in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for 50 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.
If you would like to quote from my copyrighted blog entries, reproduce a photograph, or contact me about a writing/editing assignment or speaking engagement, please send an e-mail to: piedmontgardener AT gmail DOT com.
For additional photos and gardening/ecology information, follow me on Twitter. If you are on iNaturalist, you can follow me there, where my handle is piedmontgardener. I also regularly contribute articles to the magazine of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Conservation Gardener, a benefit of membership. You can read all the back issues of this publication in their online archive here.
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.