A plant a day keeps… um… me entertained and educated?

plant of the dayI don’t subscribe to many things online because I hate spam– but I do make exceptions. For Cool Mom Picks newsletters, for example. And now, for the free Plant of the Day email by Your Garden Show.

See, I have a black thumb and a very green brain. But I love the fun plant facts from former Better Homes and Gardens Garden Editor Mark Kane that now arrive in my inbox, and I’d imagine a lot of parents, educators and general horticulture fans will love it too.

I signed up for Plant of the Day
myself, just to make sure it wasn’t obnoxious. And now I look forward
to it, because they choose genuinely interesting tidbits to pass on.
There’s also a link in every email to a blog posts containing planting
information, fun facts, videos, and links on that day’s chosen plant. My kids are too young to appreciate this info, but I can see elementary
school kids getting a kick out of plant emails that are easy-to-read and
downright fun.

I can’t grow my own veggies, and I probably don’t eat enough
of them, but I now have a goal: To  become the Trivial Pursuit expert for
vegetative matters.~Delilah

Subscribe to the Plant of the Day emails from the Your Garden Show blog.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.


  • Reply October 24, 2010


    Very cool! I signed up, but if it inspires me to try more in my garden next year (when I was barely able to tend the garden we had this year ’cause I got pregnant just as things were starting to be harvest-able), my husband will not be pleased.

  • Reply October 24, 2010

    Eco Mama

    This is Great! Thanks for the tip, will pass it on.
    Eco Mama

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