A Garden Blog Especially for Us
Margaret Roach was planning to finally spend some quality time in her Columbia County garden when she left her executive job at Martha Stewart Omnimedia in New York City and moved to her weekend house this winter. But like her former boss, Roach is apparently indefatigable and ambitious so it’s hard to believe that she only decided to start her gardening blog—which is dedicated to Hudson Valley/Berkshires Zone 5B— a few weeks ago, because A Way To Garden already feels like it’s a website in full bloom. Of course, Roach was the gardening editor of Martha Stewart Living for ages, and she has both an encyclopedic and instinctive understanding of the gardener’s life. She feels liberated to be writing about gardening again after many years in management positions. “I wanted to bring my garden self back to life,” says Roach, who did not want to blog into a void so she’s started advertising on WKZE. “I’m not exactly sure what motivated me to to do that but I wanted an audience,” she says. The only downside of her new venture is that she is not spending as much time as she planned to in the garden because she’s so busy blogging. “It’s very addictive,” she says.