It was Christmas time, not the time one's attention turns to garden blogs. On a lark, I thought to blog about the fabulous kitchen garden in the new movie, It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep. Who would know it would become the most popular post for my little seedling of a garden blog?
I can't help but wonder how many readers found The Garden Buzz simply by seeking out information about the pretty potager where Meryl picked produce for her already ridiculously beautiful kitchen (did it really need remodeling?).
I find myself with mixed emotions about this phenomenon. I'm grateful to Meryl (hey, I'm a big fan) for starring in such a funny, touching, contemporary movie, but more grateful to the writers and set designers who decided she needed such a gorgeous garden. Wouldn't that be a great job; making gardens for movies?
At the same time I'm glad I had the smarts and intuition to know that if that garden interested me, it would interest other gardeners when I was in dire need of driving traffic to my fledgling blog. I just had no idea how big a chord it would strike with so many. But who could resist those tuteured-tomatoes, and the cabbages color-coordinated with spires of sky-blue delphiniums?
To think a middle-aged woman in a crumpled gardening hat could look so cool! I have that hat, the chambray shirt too. But for the aquiline nose, regal cheekbones and perfectly expressive lips, that's me.
Now if they only had a garden category at The Oscars. Until then, I'm routing for you, Meryl.