Friday, October 9, 2009

We did it...now we wait...

Yesterday, Linda Lehmusvirta, the producer for PBS' Central Texas Gardener, and her crew came to film the garden and to interview me.

It was a dark and stormy night, no, wait, it was a gray, humid and blustery day. It made for good lighting to shoot the garden, but I ended up eating my hair more than once during the interview!

Linda and her crew did a great job of putting me at ease, and I really felt like I was just chatting about my garden with a fellow gardener. If we're lucky, that's what I sounded like.

Four hours later, we were done. The program will air in the Spring, most likely in February, and the video will be available on their website as the Featured Garden, so anyone can watch it on the web.

Since they are such a part of my gardening (the challenges part!), Tanner and Dakota may even be in the footage. They came out to check it all out after we were done with the interview.


Thanks to Linda and the crew for a great morning, indulging me in my passion for gardening.

15 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting. Did you show them where the naughty pup keeps digging up the plants?

Robin's Nesting Place said...

How exciting for you! I can't wait to see it!

Gail said...

Diana, How exciting...You look relaxed and happy in the photo! gail

Annie in Austin said...

Sounds like a good experience - it will be fun to see Linda's visit when the segment airs, Diana!

Did you warn your neighbors that the KLRU crew was coming, or let them be surprised?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun. I can't wait to see it. I am glad they will have it on the net. Those lucky dogs will now be famous.

Pam/Digging said...

I expected to see your daughter in the clip too, but I guess she was at school. Well, the puppies will have to do. I can't wait to see it!

kriscard said...

You're a superstar!! But we knew that already. And your blog looks terrific, by the way. :)

Linda/patchwork said...

Can't wait to see it. I bet you did a great job with the interview.

Carol said...

How exciting. I look forward to seeing it in February online, though that's not quite Spring round these parts!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

Diana, what an honor to be in your blog! But believe me, the real honor is with us. Thank you so much for such an inspiring morning! I'm still pumped with ideas for my own plants. And per Mr. McGregor's Daughter, yes, indeed, Dakota showed us in action how she keeps Diana busy! Thank you thank you again, Diana!

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

Oh, forgot to say, you get big points from me when the hair was flying into your mouth. You were saying something incredibly wonderful so I didn't want to interrupt. I brushed my face, and bingo, you reacted without missing a beat and pushed your hair back! That wind was something else, for sure.

Meredith said...

Can't wait to see it, Diana! Congrats!

Diana said...

MMD - I did tell them all the tales of the Bad Dogs. Not sure if she'll add that to the narrative!

Robin -- It was fun, but I'm almost afraid to see it.

Gail -- I was relaxed, that's for sure. They were so good at that.

Annie -- A few of my neighbors knew, and I'm so glad, because my good friend is the one who ran over at the end with her camera and took the shots that I posted!

Lisa -- Yes, there's something wrong with making those Bad Dogs famous, though. Like positive reinforcement. Here, eat the Agapanthus and smile for the camera!

Pam -- The doggies were quite happy for the attention - I'm sure they will want to see it, too!

Kristen -- A hair-eating superstar. I'm afraid I will look like some bad reality tv person!

Linda/patchwork -- Luckily for me, I can talk on and on about the garden. I just hope it wasn't rambling!

Carol -- I guess that's not quite spring there, but it can inspire you for what is to come.

Linda/CTG -- Thank you again for a wonderful experience. We can't wait to see it and see how great you make everything look!

Meredith -- Thanks - it was fun.

Janet said...

How absolutely fun for you! Let us know when it is on the web! I look forward to seeing it.

TexasDeb said...

Wow - you do make it look and sound relatively easy. Now can we all play the Kevin Bacon game with you - share the spotlight - by extension?

I'd advise not letting the BadDogs know they are famous. Just hold back their fan mail, etc. and maybe they won't get big heads....