15 Apr Ed Hume: Horticulture Hometown Hero
Ed Hume has been in the gardening business longer than many of us have been… well, alive. I can probably trace my love for gardening back to childhood; I remember my mother watching him on an old black and white television, his soothing voice lilting in the background about the dangers of black mold and orange fungus.
In my book, a northwest blog about gardening just wouldn’t be complete without a nod to Ed. According to his website, humeseeds.com:
“ED HUME is celebrating his 42nd 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. 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:
- National Garden Communicators Award (1977)
- 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, How to Plant a Bunch of Stuff.