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AnnalowreslandscapeHi, I’m The Geeky Gardener.

I love detail. I like an intellectual challenge. I garden.

I spend a lot of time asking why things happen. I ask “says who?” a lot. I read obscure horticulture journals, texts about the history of gardening and the small print on the back of packet seeds.

Science, philosophy, sociology, art and just about every other discipline has had its say about gardens, what we grow there and what they mean to us.

Time for a bookish gardener to start making sense of it all.

I’d love you to join me in a celebration of geekiness, one day at a time.

The Geeky Gardener

PS [read at speed, in the style of a political ad disclaimer]: The Geeky Gardener is Anna Evangeli, a former news editor at ABC Science, the Australian national broadcaster’s science website, and science correspondent for Gardening Australia magazine. The Geeky Gardener looks after a lush, inner-city garden in Sydney, Australia. When she’s not geeking or gardening, she teaches journalism at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

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  1. Wow! I think I might have just hit pay dirt (if you’ll pardon the pun!). I’ve been geeking in an horticultural sense for several years and experimenting with permaculture for small areas. I share your passion for the garden AND I love it the concept of “who says”!! Science plus art plus passion plus help sustain our planet!
    Pleasure to have met you at last!
    Andrew 🙂

    June 16, 2013
    • Aww, warm fuzzy feeling all round. Thanks for the kind words. This is all a bit of an experiment, this fusion between art-sci-philosophy-whatever. But glad to have you along.

      June 16, 2013
  2. helen2068 #

    Hi Miss Geeky
    I always loved reading your pieces in Gardening Australia magazine, so I’m delighted to find your blog site (courtesy of a mention in Greenworld magazine). As a fellow garden writer and someone who likes to ask and answer tricky garden questions, I’ve just signed up. Love your words and thoughts.
    Helen Young

    September 19, 2013
    • Hello Helen
      Thanks for the kind words. Glad to have you on board.
      The Geeky Gardener

      September 20, 2013
  3. I see one of four awards coming your way. What say you?

    November 11, 2013
    • I take it you’re not talking about an Oscar! Please elaborate.

      November 11, 2013
      • Well, I have four more awards to find nominees for and your blog will be on one of them if you like… I don’t see any awards posted on your AWESOME blog, and maybe we need to fix that! What say you?

        November 12, 2013
  4. I have just nominated you and your AWESOME blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Follow this link to see what to do next: http://thebelmontrooster.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/my-versatile-blogger-award/. Congradulations and good luck!

    November 19, 2013

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