Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, now living in Dominica, W.I., founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.

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Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean book featured in radio shows

Today were invited to take a part in two radio talk shows (each one 30 minutes), sharing our stories with thousands of listeners of Garden Rebel radio talk show (Vince Sims at WOKV Florida), and also  “Bob Tanem in the Garden” show (KSFO560 San Francisco area).
Both shows are hosted by renowned garden experts, who today focused on our new book, giving us two enthusiastic  thumbs up.

You can find here excepts from today’s Garden Rebel talk show
and here is  blog by the Garden Rebel – Vince Sims.
We were nicely surprised to hear during the show that, some years ago  Vince knew the legendary botanist of the Caribbean, Iris Bannochie. We know well the garden she established in Barbados,  leaving it as a gift to the people of Barbados in her testament. It is profiled in our book, and is called Andromeda Gardens. To hear that they closely knew each other,  exchanged various plants, and discussed gardening was a delightful surprise to us.

Bob Tanem commented on various plants of the Caribbean region, and it was great to hear his professional comments, as well as some fascinating historical information he added to the show.

We would like to thank both hosts for the chance of talking about our book, and for their enthusiastic comments on our work! Another talk show (CBS radio in Los Angeles) is scheduled for next week.

First comments on our Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean book…

as tonight we are heading once more to the Caribbean, to take more material for our upcoming book The Caribbean Architect – I just would like to quickly share with you first comments and endorsements our Exotic gardens book already received.
The very first endorsement came from a very prestigious couple: Robert Bateman and Birgit Bateman – renowned, highly acclaimed artists. To receive following comment from them is indeed a priviledge:
“We quickly have taken a few moments to look at your book.  It really does look so impressive.  We know that we will thoroughly enjoy looking at each page carefully.  It looks like a labour of love, and you have every right to be proud of it.  And it’s amazing that this is bilingual too. Just on the first flipping through, we are already overwhelmed by the images and thoughts. Congratulations!”
Birgit Freybe Bateman and Robert Bateman

Another enthusiastic comment arrived this morning from a veteran of gardening, landscape designer and host of known radio talk show Garden Rebel , Vince Sims. Knowing his extensive experience in gardening and landscaping makes his comment even more valuable to us:”I just received your book a few hours ago on my live local show. I am excited as I think this is the best garden coffee book ever written! I mean the book is beyond words. I would like to have you on by phone as soon as tomorrow. Please call me direct as soon as possible as you will be a great fit for the show. I am savoring the book page by page and really respect and admire the layout.”
Unfortunately we are flying away tonight, but we will be in touch after return, and our book should be featured  in one of his fine Garden Rebel talk shows, perhaps closer to the end of October, at AM 580 WDBO radio in Florida, broadcasting through many regions of USA (and also available on internet).

These are all good news for the moment, i better get back to packing now. I will try to post something from the Caribbean. Until next time. Cheers!

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