Remember my Friday Flowers posts? It suddenly occurred to me that it’s been a long….. time since I’ve posted these on a Friday. Yes, well, it was on October 27, 2011 in a post about tuberoses.

In honor of Friday Flowers I have this for you:

Are you familiar with  Margaret Roach? Maybe you remember her from her days at Martha Stewart as Editorial Vice President. Or a stint at Newsday, or the New York Times. In early 2007 she left her “successful” career in New York and headed up to the country near Chatham, New York.

Her blog A Way To Garden is one of the MOST popular and successful gardening blogs of all times.
I love it and learn something new with each post.
Her book, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”
is, in her words:

“a story about starting to realize a dream I’d had for decades but always been to afraid to try for–-to live in my rural garden fulltime, and return to the personal creativity that got lost in my executive years in publishing. It’s a book about letting nature be the guide, finally, and listening to its signals; about looking for (and finding) some peace.”

Watch, and listen to, Margaret as she describes her journey.

What do you think? Did you enjoy it?

Hope you all have a nice weekend; I have some fun things in store for you next week!


  1. thanks so much for sharing this! Laying here in bed recuperating from my latest ordeal, it's a good reminder that I need to get back to my lavender plants and get serious about a garden again. Lavender is so healing and I have precious memories of my trip to Provence touring a field that Margaret has awoken in me a zeal to get back to nature!

  2. I love Margaret's blog so I purchased two signed copies of this as Christmas gifts for friends of mine. I should have bought one for me too! Now I'm nagging each of them to finish up their book so I can read it. 🙂