Canadian Gardening – Site of the Month
“Sassy, unconventional and totally passionate about plants, You Grow Girl is refreshingly, um, fresh. The work of Toronto-based Gayla Trail and a host of volunteer contributors from around the world, You Grow Girl re-defines gardening for a new generation of gardeners. Under a cheeky veneer of scorn for conventional gardening wisdom lies a solid base of horticultural information delivered in Sex in the City style. From Jane Eaton Hamilton’s Adequate Gardener column (I admit it, I’m addicted) to the catnip test-off (which brand does your cat prefer?), the website is full of chuckles, surprises and, er, fun. Send a You Grow Girl e-card to a friend, read a plant journal, post a question to a forum or submit a gardening tip, whatever. Get real, get gardening with You Grow Girl.”
March 21, 2002.
“Two hip Canadian women run this site that can make even a fringe gardener want to dig in. The content is fun, cleverly written and chock-full of useful facts about the plant kingdom for novice and expert gardeners. It features how-to tips, a chat forum, humorous journal entries, seed catalog resource and book reviews that are delivered with cool graphics that pop. It doesn’t take gardening SO seriously. Notable: Look for “Name the Plant” contest, games and crafts.” — review by Lynn Underwood
“A well-designed gardening site from a mid 20′s (or genX or hipster or other inane buzzword) perspective. A refreshing change from Martha Stewart, this site features gardening tips and plant journals from around the country.”
“Not science like Einstein science, but science like in getting plants to grow. This site was pure pleasure! This editor does not have a green thumb to pass on to my daughter, so maybe this site can get her excited about starting her own flower garden. She enjoyed the articles and suggestions, I liked that she was reading about science and not moaning.”
“Diehard gardening pros and avid newbies alike may benefit from a visit to www.yougrowgirl.com, a stylish, colourful splash of occasionally humorous insights into the plant kingdom.”