Monday, November 30, 2009

Reporting for Shirley Bovshow's "Garden World Report"

I first met Shirley Bovshow through blogging, then ran into her again on Facebook, and eventually we chatted with each other on Twitter. In case you've not had the pleasure of getting to know her, let me introduce you!

Shirley is well known in gardening circles as a member of the "Garden Police" (on Discovery Home Channel), and appears regularly on HGTV as a guest designer on "Outer Spaces." She is the author of Eden Makers Blog and is a speaker at home and garden shows around the country. Recently, Shirley has been creator and host of the Garden World Report, which features the latest news in the gardening world of the U.S. and other countries.

A couple of weeks ago, Shirley asked if I would submit a video about the
Smiley Park Children's Garden in Van Wert. Shirley knew my mom was a driving force behind the gardens and she wanted to share the garden's story with the rest of the gardening world through Garden World Report. I spoke at length on the phone with Shirley, who is in Los Angeles, and after receiving my instructions on what to "show and tell," Mom and I spent some time in the Children's Garden last Monday with the video camera.

This was my first experience shooting a video like this, and Mom's, too.
After several outtakes, due to passing cars, noisy motorcycles, our "assistant" speaking while the camera was on (We still love you, Dad!), and tripping over our own tongues, we finally got some acceptable footage to send on to Shirley. That afternoon, I e-mailed the video to her, along with some summer photos of scenes from the Children's Garden.

Garden World Report airs the current weekly episode as a continual loop, beginning late Monday night and playing through the following Monday night when a new episode becomes available. At that time, all previous episodes can be played on demand from this page.

This week's episode is entitled, "Plant it Forward," featuring the kindness of gardeners on behalf of others, plus "Shirley's Favorite Things for the Garden." Be sure to tune in this week to see Mom and me in the Children's Garden!


Shirley Bovshow said...

Hi Kylee,
Can't wait to post the show, doing the final edit as we speak! More than likely, you will watch the show first thing Tuesday morning unless you are a night owl. The show takes about 2 hours to transfer once the editing is done. I need another 2 hours of editing time. Boo hoo....I'm ready for bed, but NOOOOO...I can't yet!

You and your mom made me tear up...adorable people!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Way to go Kylee. I will watch for it.

Dave@The Home Garden said...

I may have to watch this! I may also need to get some advice from your mom. I've been thinking about trying to start a children's garden in our town. Just in the thinking stages right now though. I think something like that is a great addition to a community!

garden girl said...

Thanks for the heads-up Kylee! I'm looking forward to the latest installment of Garden World Report and seeing you and your mom show and tell about the children's garden at Smiley Park. It will be such a pleasure seeing you both again. . . almost as nice as visiting in person!

Rose said...

How exciting, Kylee! I will have to see if we get this channel on our local cable. How great that your mother's hard work and dreams are being recognized by others.

I just read the review of Flora Mirabilis on your last post. I received a complimentary copy,too, but haven't had time to read it yet. Just skimming through it, it's such a beautiful book; I'm looking forward to reading it on a cold winter's night very soon.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Good for you Kylee, will be checking it out.

joey said...

Kylee, your segment featuring your mother, totally delightful! You are certainly blessed to not only have each other near but share each others passions :)

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kaylee!
I just watched your video and loved every second. It was fantastic! What a wonderful thing for you and your Mom to share. I hope I have the opportunity to tour this children's garden some day soon. It's so creative.

Now I'm trying to come up with a good excuse to do a pink and white picket fence in my own backyard. :D

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