ED HUME. When you say his name, every gardener in the Northwest knows who you are talking about. He has been the garden question, answer man for years. He also has a great line of seeds. I always use his vegetable seeds in my garden because they are the best for the Northwest.
This past weekend his warehouse and garden held an open house which I decided to check out. It’s only a few miles from Old Goat Farm but it seems like every time they have their open house we are open but this weekend we weren’t. It is a very interesting operation and the garden is charming with lots of education opportunities. I’m sure he creates gardeners by having kids coming in that garden and getting inspired. Ed, his wife and a few of the grand kids were on hand to answer questions. Ed was in the Japanese garden and I learned a few new facts about Japanese gardening. I always learn something from Ed.
Ed is one of the group of older gardeners that just keep on doing what they do. They convince me that gardening will help you live a long happy life.
For those of you not familiar with Ed Hume the following information is off his website.
Ed is celebrating his 57th year as a gardening personality. His weekly television show is the longest continuous-running gardening television show in North America and possibly in the World. He is heard weekly on the radio show “Weekends Around the Northwest” and has written for various local, regional and national publications. Ed is also a well-known International speaker.
At one time his weekly television show GARDENING IN AMERICA was seen in approximately 50 million homes across the United States and in Japan. Currently his weekly program is seen on KONG TV in Seattle, channels 6/16.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Ed Hume is especially proud of his induction into the Garden Writers Association “Hall of Fame”, their highest honor. He has also received the “National Garden Communicators Award” (1977). Hume has also received the coveted National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences “Silver Circle”. He is an honorary “Master Gardener”; “Certified Professional Horticulturist”; honorary member of the “Washington Association of Landscape Professionals” and an honorary lifetime member of the ‘Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association”. On October 5th, 2006, Ed was awarded the WaFlorA Cup, the highest honor of the Washington Floricultural Association.
His latest book, is GARDENING WITH ED HUME, NORTHWEST GARDENING MADE EASY. Ed has also written several other books including the ED HUME GARDEN BOOK, the KEEP IT SIMPLE series of books, and a special children’s book entitled HOW TO PLANT A BUNCH OF STUFF.
Ed is equally well known for his personal appearances and lectures, drawing crowds of avid gardeners of all skills and ages. He speaks throughout the United States and Canada.
He has served on countless boards, both regionally and nationally. Through his accomplishments and energetic activities, Ed Hume has made major contributions to the field of horticulture locally, regionally and nationally.
When it comes to gardening, one of the best known names is – Ed Hume.