I don’t watch much television. But, as a career gardener and horticulturist, I still regularly scan the channel guide in the hope of a worthwhile gardening show. I seldom find one, but like hunting for snipe, I keep searching. When HGTV launched more than 15 years ago, I had great hopes, but the “G” seemed to be nearly invisible from the channel’s programming.
What few gardening shows are on TV are usually so off the mark and regionally incorrect that I can’t bear to sit through them. If you’ve read these columns for long, you’ve seen my comments on the unfortunate misinformation that most national gardening content offers.
Exactly three weeks ago today, in this column, I said “I have a gardening wish for 2010...that during the new year, local gardeners stop reading national gardening magazines.”