Do you love Saturdays? Well, so do we. This year, Troy-Bilt® has partnered with six outdoor enthusiast bloggers to help get you ready for Saturdays. These Saturday6 will give gardening and lawn advice plus Saturday tips to you all season long.
Kylee from Our Little Acre
Kylee lives and gardens in zone 5b in northwest Ohio, where she tames the native clay to produce vegetables, fruits and as many annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees as she can fit onto an acre surrounded by rural farmland. Author of the popular gardening blog Our Little Acre, Kylee is a freelance writer and photographer who feels fortunate to have a husband who sometimes joins in on her gardening projects and who loves cats as much as she does.
Mark from MyFixItUpLife
Mark Clement is a licensed contractor, cohosts the live radio show MyFixitUpLife with his wife Theresa, regularly contributes to “Extreme How-To” magazine, “Professional Deck Builder” magazine, AOL’s DIY Life, DIYNetwork.com, HGTVpro.com, OldHouseWeb, “Old House Journal,” and has been a featured guest on DIY Network, Discovery Channel, HGTV, and PBS.
Gina from My Skinny Garden
Gina lives and gardens in the Chicagoland area, zone 5b. One summer day in 2007 she decided to grow an organic tomato, and now four years later, most of the yard in front and back of her small house has been replaced by vegetable and perennial gardens. She still considers herself a novice gardener who frequently kills plants, but every now and then she grows something really pretty or builds something cool. Her greatest gardening accomplishments are the cedar pergola built over a weekend with good friends, the raised vegetable beds she constructed herself, and the trip to Las Vegas she won in a tastiest tomato contest. Gina chronicles her gardening and DIY conundrums at her blog, My Skinny Garden. Her philosophy is simple: grow, marvel, eat, laugh, persevere. Gina works full time as an IT Application Support Analyst in healthcare and is a part-time freelance writer and the cofounder and Vice President of Forest Park Community Garden, a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to educating the community on building organic sustainable food systems.
Jennah from Jennah’s Garden
After a lifetime of consciously avoiding helping her mother garden, Jennah started gardening voluntarily in 2007 when she and her husband bought their first home. It came with only a few sad, half-dead bushes and one, all-the-way dead mum. (Things are much better now.) Notorious for moving plants several times before being content with their location, Jennah gardens by trial and error, and attempts not to dwell on the error. She is wife to a deputy sheriff and mom to two cats and one dog, and hopes to one day be as good a gardener as her grandparents.
Cynthia "Meems" Glover from Hoe and Shovel
Cynthia lives and gardens in her beloved native state of Florida, only a short distance from the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico. She is a blogger, freelance writer, amateur photographer, Master Gardener and garden coach. Cynthia specializes in Florida-friendly and native plants, while steadfastly adhering to “right-plant, right place” in her mostly shady garden. It is her passion to share and teach all she’s learned while gardening in a challenging growing climate and to inspire hopeful gardeners to enjoy their gardens, too.
Douglas from A Gardener's Notebook
Born in the epitome of small town America – New London, Ohio, – Douglas E. Welch spent many summers digging and planting vegetables in his grandmother’s garden or driving tractor on his family’s small soybean farm. Computer work called him to the big city of Los Angeles but he managed to take a piece of Ohio with him. When he and his wife bought their first home they inherited an overgrown 10 year old garden. He has spent his years renovating what was a meticulous Japanese garden into a small piece of woodland among the urban cement. This double life illustrates his belief that balance in this modern world requires a combination of high-tech and high-touch living. Douglas’ gardening column and podcast, A Gardener's Notebook, began in 1996 and is available at DouglasEWelch.com/agn/.