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Hard Truths

I love this series of “hard truths” of gardening via Sunset Magazine.

“Buying a plant for its flowers is like choosing a wife for her bonnet.”

bonnetUntitled photograph by Dorothea Lange

“Hard Truths” Part 1, Part 2

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Another Reason I Love Sunset Magazine

I really must get around to writing that post dedicated to my love of Sunset Magazine.  Tonight might not be the night.  But I can never resist the urge to impulsively share exciting information so here it goes.

First, Sunset Magazine has not one, but several excellent blogs available through their website.  The one I’m inspired by is the uber-locavore challenge, the “One block diet” and blog.  Sunset editors and contributors have dedicated themselves to eating what is grown and available within one block of Sunset’s property.  

oneblockdiet_gardenThe Sunset test garden

When reading the “about” section, I found that a former Saveur editor, Margo True, is currently behind Sunset’s excellent food writing!  Naturally.  My first internship ever was at Saveur magazine in the summer of 1999–while the magazine still had its original sense of elegance and culinary veritas intact under the leadership of Dorothy Kalins, Christopher Hirsheimer, and Colman Andrews–and True herself of course.  These days Saveur seems to be suffering along with the economy, crisis of print journalism, and weight (or lack thereof) of their glossy pages.  But Sunset with its niche market seems to be thriving.  Here’s to Sunset!  Here’s to the West!

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On a Lighter Note

I’ve been meaning to share a new discovery.  While reading this month’s Sunset magazine (I seriously have grown to love it; it soothes me so hard, please don’t let it fold) I came across an article on Erin Rosenow, formerly of ARL local favorite Birch SF

Rosenow runs Rosenow Floral Design, which serves San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.  I’m always on the look out for new, fresh, beautiful floral design (harder to come across that one would think) so I was thrilled to find out about Rosenow.  

Rosenow’s designs range from the classic:

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to the avant-garde:

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Visit the website and click on the tab “I like color” to view photographs of more amazing designs in flash.

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