Meet the 2015 Saturday6™ Members

This month not only marks the start of a new season, but it also marks the beginning of our new Saturday6TM bloggers for 2015. We are beyond thrilled to team up with this group of outdoor living gurus as they share their favorite gardening and lawn care how-to projects and tips with you.

Follow along, as they bring you their best tips and tricks to help make your Saturday in the yard a rewarding one, and please meet the new Saturday6:

Rochelle Greayer, Pith Vigor

Author of Cultivating Garden Style, Rochelle Greayer is the founder and editor of Pith + Vigor, a literary newspaper and online magazine for garden enthusiasts. In addition, she is the creator of the popular blog Studio 'g', named one of the top ten gardening blogs by Better Homes and Gardens; co-founder and editor of Leaf Magazine; and a weekly columnist (The Gardenist) for Apartment Therapy. A graduate of the English Gardening School in London, Rochelle has been designing gardens for private residences and hotels around the world since 2002. A lover of fresh homegrown food, she is also one of the founders of the Harvard Farmers Market, the largest weekly farmers market in central Massachusetts. Prior to her garden design and writing career, Rochelle was a physicist rocket scientist (yes, really), riding in the cockpits of F-14s and F-18s, and helping launch Russia's first commercial satellite.

Erin Schanen, The Impatient Gardener

Thirteen years ago Erin Schanen was a frustrated gardener whose small apartment patio was crammed with pots filled with all manner of plants. When she found a 1.3-acre wooded property 400 feet from Lake Michigan in southeast Wisconsin, her life as a gardener started in earnest. A master gardener volunteer, Erin has shared the trials and tribulations of being a gardener along with tips and inspiration on her blog for the last six years. A magazine editor by day, Erin can disappear into her ever-expanding garden for entire weekends in spring only to emerge with dirt under her fingernails and a smile on her face.

Teresa O'Connor, Seasonal Wisdom

Teresa O'Connor is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant. Trained as a master gardener in California and Idaho, her gardening articles have been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, 805 Living and Coastal Home magazines. She co-authored Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Foods, and her Colonial Revival kitchen garden plan based on America's Founding Fathers was featured in Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden. Teresa is best known as 'Seasonal Wisdom' on social media and via her blog, Seasonal Wisdom, which provides gardening, food and folklore advice for the entire year. She has gardened in many diverse locations, ranging from Boston to Boise to Bavaria, Germany. Today, she gardens near the California coast.

Kenny Point, Veggie Gardening Tips

The perfect day would find Kenny spending the afternoon in the vegetable garden with a camera nearby, and his evening on a computer sharing newly discovered gardening tips. A Washington, D.C. native, Kenny lived in the metropolitan area until deciding to leave a job at the Federal Reserve and move to Pennsylvania to experience what life would be like working on a 40-acre organic farm. He currently resides just outside of Harrisburg, Pa., where he cultivates a backyard garden and tends honeybees in a suburban neighborhood. Kenny publishes an organic gardening website with an emphasis on edible plants, heirloom varieties, stretching the seasons and intensive growing techniques.

Eric Rochow, GardenFork

With a grandfather who was a building super in the Bronx, doing things yourself was imprinted at an early age for Eric. This has driven Eric to share cool projects and ideas, as he has a ton more of them swirling through his head constantly. So that's what he does now. Eric makes DIY, gardening, beekeeping and cooking videos and posts them to his website, GardenFork.TV. He also produces a weekly audio podcast, GardenFork Radio, on iTunes, and divides his time between Brooklyn, N.Y., and a small weekend house in Connecticut.

Kim Wilson, Sand & Sisal

She's the southern girl by the sea who creates beauty on a budget. Whether planting a garden, repairing a deck, landscaping a yard, decorating rooms or refinishing furniture, her popular coastal DIY/Home blog, Sand & Sisal, delivers step-by-step tutorials with gorgeous photography. Kim's desire is to inspire and empower homeowners with Do-it-Yourself tips, tricks, and practical advice. Kim's projects have been featured on numerous sites like HGTV and, along with being featured in several magazines and books.


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