growing things, etc.

May 23, 2013

purple alliums As you’ve probably gathered from these tea leaves, since I left my job at the farm last February I’ve been winging a freelance career. It’s been simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. In a turn of events that I can only hope sounds encouraging and not exasperating, a year and a half of ridiculous hard work has paid off. peppergrass, scabiosa, etc.Next week, I’ll be joining Gardenista as Associate Editor. There are a lot of plant metaphors that I could use to describe my feelings about this new job, but I think something interplanetary is in order. I’m over the moon and then some. Without a doubt, this is the most excited I’ve ever been about a job and that includes working at a clam shack in high school where I could eat endless amounts of french fries and milkshakes.
alliums, three ways
I’ll still be doing the same writing and picture-taking in this space and a few others, but I am incredibly excited to pour my energy into Gardenista and I really hope that you guys follow along in that space, too.

PS. If you have a garden-y space of your own, Gardenista just launched a garden design competition and we’ll be doling out prizes in five different categories. So whether your spot is inside or out, edible for humans or for the birds and the bees only, you can send along photos and enter to win. All the details, here.

PPS. Details on these alliums &c. coming up later in the day. In the meantime, more of my Gardenista posts, right here. Update: Alliums!

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  • Reply Rosie May 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    How exciting for you! Well done lovely lady! 🙂

  • Reply Lynette May 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! Have fun on your new adventure!

  • Reply Cara of Big Girls, Small Kitchen May 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Congrats, Erin! This is big and thrilling!

  • Reply SarahE May 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, congrats! I'm in the midst of career uncertainty myself, so I know how thrilling it is to finally find something that fits. Way to go!

  • Reply Alice May 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats, Erin!! Perfect fit for you.

  • Reply Inge May 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulations Erin! A new adventure, very exciting 🙂

  • Reply heidi May 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Congrats Erin! I've really been enjoying this blog and also everything over at Gardenista too (I'm a city gardener myself) Excited to see more of your voice over there!

  • Reply caitlin May 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm


  • Reply Tidy-Up Gal May 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations! Seems like a really great opportunity! Have fun with it!

  • Reply Olivia James May 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    perfect for you. congrats! x

  • Reply Amanda May 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Wonderful news, gal! Hooray for you.

  • Reply Joan May 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm


  • Reply Christine May 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Erin, I am so happy for you! Freelancing is fun (for a while) and then it can be downright exhausting. What a great new job- it seems like the perfect fit for you!

    That last picture is stunning- your flower arranging skills are amazing!

  • Reply Sam | ashore May 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    You are going to absolutely FLOURISH (to use a plant-y word) in this new position. Congrats, Erin!

  • Reply Georgie May 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    That's wonderful news! I am the worst gardener in the world but I've loved reading your posts over there; they're always as beautifully written and thoughtful as your posts here, and that's really saying something! I've just been offered a job in the field I want to work in after quitting a paid job 7 months ago to try to work towards it, so I know the feeling! Congratulations! xox

  • Reply Portia Hunt May 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    So exciting – good luck with everything! Oh, and your photographs are beautiful too!

  • Reply Diana @ Brooklyn Atlas May 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Congratulations, Erin! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts in the future, both here and on Gardenista.

  • Reply nichole May 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    ahhhhhhhhh!!! so so happy for you! can't wait to follow your gardenista posts. xoxo

  • Reply jacquelyn | lark&linen May 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats Erin! SO perfect and so well deserved. xxx

  • Reply Lani May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats on this new and exciting chapter. How exciting! I hope you have a lovely and safe weekend. 🙂

    ~ Noelani

  • Reply Alison Pearldiver May 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Congratulations!! I really love the remodelistsa/gardenista sites and they are lucy to get you.

  • Reply Abby May 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Congratulations! I started reading Gardenista because of your posts, so it's exciting that you'll be even more of a presence there!

  • Reply sara kristen May 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    oh, what a dream! it sounds perfect for you, congrats. xo

  • Reply Caitlin @ Our Natural Heritage May 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations Erin! I'm so happy for you! You've done such an incredible job growing things in your urban environment – you have so much offer.

    I can't wait to continue following your adventure!

  • Reply Charlotte F May 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats! And I love the pictures! 🙂

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} May 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Oh that's super exciting! Congrats Erin 🙂 Seems like a job where you will definitely THRIVE! 😉

  • Reply krissie May 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Amazing! Wishing you the best of luck and looking forward to following along at Gardenista

  • Reply krissie May 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Amazing! Wishing you the best of luck and looking forward to following along at Gardenista

  • Reply Roxanne May 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations, Erin! What a perfect fit. XO

  • Reply IndiaMorgan May 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply The Martha Rose May 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I discovered Gardenista a few weeks ago and I love it! I'm so jealous and happy that a really great blogger has joined Gardenista! Cheers

  • Reply Molly May 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Congratulations on such a great opportunity! Well deserved, especially given your ability to grow things in a small urban environment!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon May 24, 2013 at 9:59 am


  • Reply danika May 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations! I love both Gardenista & your blog, and am excited for you!

  • Reply Michelle Slatalla May 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    We at Gardenista feel like we're the lucky ones — we are so thrilled that Erin is joining our team full time. (Trying this comment a second time without typos.)

  • Reply Soledad May 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Huge congrats, Erin!!! It's gonna get even better, always.

  • Reply alexa May 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    So thrilled to have you on the Remodelista/Gardenista team, Erin! I'm really looking forward to working closer together and seeing more and more of your work on Gardenista.

  • Reply Jay May 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Many congratulations, Erin! Best wishes as you embark on this new journey 🙂

  • Reply Rachel May 29, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Congratulations, dear! You'll be fabulous.

  • Reply Cindy May 31, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    congratulations on your new gig … you're perfect together. enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply Sarah Dee June 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I'm a bit behind on my blog reading but CONGRATS!

    x dotti dee

  • Reply Fazly rabby May 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    This freedom in employment makes you have a more relaxed and flexible outlook on life.The decisions are fluid and

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