Steve Silk

My blogs

About me

Location Farmington, CT
Introduction Blogging about gardens, travel, and the cosmos. Basically,I'm a home gardener who's gone round the bend. I became interested in plants more than 20 years ago, during extended travels in tropical South America and Southeast Asia. Some of the tropical plants seen during those journeys, along with hundreds of other plants from all parts of the world, now grow in my ever-expanding garden. I’m a former newspaper photographer, travel writer and was managing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. I now design, write about, and photograph gardens. I give lectures about them too.
Interests Travel, building gardenesque stuff out of wood or stone, birds, seed starting, tropical plants, unusual annuals
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, Ronin, English Patient, Gladiator, Sound of Music, Die Hard, Cyrano
Favorite Music Beatles, Brian Wilson, Cafe Tacuba, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Talking Heads, Sheryl Crow, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Michael Franti, Wilco
Favorite Books Almanac of the Dead, Poisonwood Bible, Snow Leopard, In Patagonia, Middlesex, The English Patient, Soldier of the Great War, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 100 Years of Solitude, anything by T. Coraghessan Boyle