I was on TV! Adriana Martinez of Anarchy in the Garden and I were on Good Morning Texas yesterday morning to discuss some of the cool new things we saw at the Garden Writers Symposium. I was super nervous before hand, but thanks to the great tips Adriana and I received from pros Shirley Bovshow and Joe Lamp’l, I think it went really well. See for yourself:
It actually turned out to be a lot of fun, and not scary at all. We had this plan to go to bed at 10pm the night before, but instead we stayed up all night working on our talking points and laughing hysterically at each other in between getting actual work done. But even though we only had a few hours of sleep, we dragged ourselves out of bed and managed to get 6 plants, 3 containers, 3 tools, books, seeds, and various other props down to the TV station by 8:15am.
The hosts of the show, Rob McCollum and Amy Vanderoef were really nice and friendly, as were all the show’s crew. I know this is a really a “duh” observation, but when you see camera people, production assistants, on air personalities, etc doing their thing, you are really impressed with how professional and good they are at their jobs. At least I was.
About an hour after we arrived, our segment was filmed live. It was the fastest couple of minutes of my life. I was sure that after we were done talking, they would be mad that we didn’t fill enough air time (it felt like we had talked for 3.6 seconds), but apparently we filled the right amount, because they zipped on to the rest of the show and that was that. We packed up our stuff and had a went to a hole in the wall cafe for breakfast.
Oh, and Katie Elzer-Peters was awesome enough to drive us to the studio, thank you so much, you rock!!!
Here are the products we talked about, in case you’re interested in checking them out further.
- ‘Katrina’ African Iris
- ‘Bountiful Blue’ Blueberry bushes
- ‘Black Velvet’ Petunias
- Two Lechuza self-watering containers: Balconera and Cubico
- Simple Garden (will be available in Crate and Barrel soon)
- P. Allen Smith’s Container Gardening Deck
- Corona Clippers “Dual Cut” bypass pruners (will be available in November)
- Botanical Interests iPhone app