Gardening where the sidewalk ends

About August 9, 2008

Greenwalks started out as a blog about parking strip gardens. It offers photos of some of the many options for replacing tired grass and boring groundcover, links to gardening info, and might even inspire you to get out your shovel. It has also evolved into covering more general subjects such as urban gardening, edibile landscaping, public plantings, and sustainability. This forum has provided many delightful connections with other bloggers and gardening enthusiasts, including SAGBUTT (Seattle Garden Bloggers United To Talk – a group that meets semi-monthly for in-person chat, garden tours and plant swaps). I love comments, so please don’t be shy!


14 Responses to “About”

  1. val ..pencil and leaf Says:

    HI there Karen .. your comment made me giggle.. I thought just the same and was humming the damn thing all day..and then there is another annoying memory jogger on the next post….well only if you remember Tintin! .. I love the zucchini races..

  2. cindydyer Says:

    Hi Karen!

    Thanks for the visit and comment to my garden blog,

    I just read about the Harvest Fair on Sept. 6. I’m actually going to be in the Seattle area from Sept. 10-20, and although I’ll miss that event, do you have any suggestions on great places for photographing flowers, nature, etc?

    I have a main blog that has things other than gardening, if you’re interested:

    Happy harvest!

  3. Mo Says:

    Dear Karen,

    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for leaving your comment! I will certainly be back to visit you again! 🙂


  4. Marilyn Lewis Says:

    Hi, Karen. I’m writing an article about gardening in parking strips. May I interview you (by phone)?

    Marilyn Lewis, freelance writer
    MSN Real Estate
    360-379-8484 office
    360-531-0446 mobile

  5. Marilyn Lewis Says:

    Apologies. I had to scrub my computer due to a virus just after I received your note. Would you mind emailing me your contact information once again and I’ll call you ASAP.

    Marilyn Lewis, MSN Real Estate

  6. Michele Says:

    Hi Karen: to answer some of your questions you left last night:
    Don’t worry about your hyacinth, those were forced indoors! Mine are barely peeking out of the ground yet! The bird cam in weather proofed and it is motion activated. The company is It’s a fun gadget. Thanks for dropping by! Happy Gardening.

  7. Melanthia Says:

    Hey Karen, I’d be glad to help you brainstorm. Shall we get together? One timely idea: a see swap? I don’t have any spectacular varieties but I’d be glad to share what I’ve got. Just shoot me an email. Cheers.

  8. Cami Peloza Says:


    Just writing to thank you for visiting my blog!
    Please do let me know if you have another get together coming up.

  9. Hillary Says:

    Hi, Karen –

    Are you in Seattle? If so, would you mind if I link to your blog?

    Thanks so much,


  10. gardenmentor Says:


    I’m writing an article for a local magazine in Seattle and am considering your blog for inclusion. If you are interested in discussing this further, please get in touch with me directly. Contact info should be available to you in my “unpublished” email address or you may contact me here:

    I’m on a tight schedule and will need to discuss with you by Tuesday of next week.

    Thanks, Robin

  11. Anne Says:

    I am loving reading your blog, and thanks for reading ours! It seems that both blogs are about finding the beauty that is right in front of us and documenting it. Happy 2010…

  12. Karen,
    I just found your blog. I am working on public gardens in Peterborough, NH. I am looking forward to checking out your old posts.
    Michael B. Gordon The Gardener’s Eye

  13. sarah Says:

    So great this is! I was looking for images of garden strip gardens (we just took out a large strip of cement at our house) and came across this blog. GREAT pictures and totally inspiring. I am definitely planting veggies in our strip for our neighbors. You can never have too much a a good thing. Thanks!

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