Monday, July 9, 2007

*Life In Sugar Hollow* In The Press

This past week, a write-up about my blog was included in The C'ville - one of the local Charlottesville papers! Here's an excerpt . . .

"If you're a lonely-hearted gardener, Tracey Gerlach's blog, "Life in Sugar Hollow," is great therapy: It offers tips and stories from her garden in the heart of Central Virginia. How's that for sympathy? Not only does Gerlach possess the know-how on raising plants in Virginia's moody climate, she also visits local spots, such as the Crozet Farmer's Market, that are of interest to other garden enthusiasts. While Gerlach's voice is both accessible and didactic, readers who seek the focused approach might dislike having to skim through her musings about her personal life. Mostly, though, the beautiful photos and personable writing make a visit to this blog an enjoyable one."

*SO* interesting. The reviewer liked the more technical, nitty-gritty, horticultural aspects of the blog. I wasn't sure about that specific appeal for some readers. A very fair assessment. But, for me, gardening will always be about the personal stories and memories, too. Ah, well. And so it goes.

5 comments:

Katie said...

I love the personal touches that some add to their blogs. Without them, I get bored and move on.

Brian C said...

I know what ya mean. Seems we want to take the meat at the bone and not care much for where we got the meat. It goes a long way to know the author as well her experiences. Who better than her own brother!

- Brian C

Steph said...

I agree - I think you have the perfect balance of "didactic" and "personal".

missficklemedia.com said...

I am not a gardener by any means, but I hope to be one of sorts in the future.

Your advise is clear, your photos lovely, and your personal life adds a touch of reality to the whole package.

Tracey said...

Y'all are too cool. I will soldier on!!! Thanks!