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I’m sorry not all of you were able to see the Today Show on Sunday. As it turns out, with Wimbledon starting live at 9: am, a number of stations apparently preempted the coverage completely. I’m sorry about that. We’ll post a link to the video as soon as we get it.
So why is it that four minutes at the tail end of your workout seems like a lifetime and four minutes on The Today Show seems like four seconds?
As I alluded to in my previous blog post and just as I suspected, it wasn’t nearly enough time to cover everything I had to discuss during my eco-friendly gardening segment today.
I knew I was in trouble around 5:30 am. I was going through what I was planning to say. I timed out my comments to see how long it would take. The run time was about 3 minutes, 45 seconds. The problem was those were just my comments. It didn’t include Lester’s introduction and questions along the way to set up each new topic.
The segment started off smoothly but after 2:00 minutes, we were just one third of the way along. As Lester picked up the pace, my words became fewer and faster. By the time he needed to move on to the final third which included rain barrels and raised beds, I still wanted to cover something else on the table. Needless to say, I raced through the final products, barely having a chance to give them the exposure they deserved.
The more I look into what makes an eco-garden friendly, the more great solutions I find. It’s a shame to skim over any of them and shows like the Today Show are such a great way to reach so many people that may not be aware of easy ways they can contribute at home. Sure, it was unfortunate that I was not able to be more specific about each of my choices of eco-friendly ideas to present but as I said in my title, so much to say, so little time.
As I mentioned in my last post, I guess I’ll just have to make my own show, and give eco-friendly products and solutions the time they deserve to be seen and known. In the mean time, check back on joegardener.com often. We’ve added a new section; eco-friendly gardens. That department includes articles and tips for making your garden greener at home and beyond.