Jessica Damiano's award-winning garden blog gets to the root of things.
Jessica Damiano is a journalist with more than 20 years experience in radio, television, print and online media.
She has worked on Newsday's interactive endeavors since 1994, and currently is senior editor of Newsday's ExploreLI.com website.
Jessica, who has trained as a Master Gardener, enjoys toiling in her garden -- an ongoing work in progress -- and helping local gardeners solve their horticultural problems in her column, Garden Detective, which appears every Sunday in Newsday.
The Garden Detective blog was awarded a 2008 Press Club of Long Island Society of Professional Journalists Online Features Reporting Award.
Jessica lives in Nassau County with her husband John, daughters Justine and Julia, dogs Maddie and Mikey, and a whole bunch of perennials, vegetable plants and weeds.
Standard time comes to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, and although we'll technically be losing an hour of sleep as we "spring ahead," we'll be gaining an hour of sunlight, which is more than fine with me.
It's been cold and unforgiving all winter, and there's nothing like the blaring sun to make me feel alive again. Returning home from work in the dark has had me wanting to put on...Read more »