Garden Detective

Jessica Damiano's award-winning garden blog gets to the root of things.

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Jessica Damiano

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 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.

Long Island this weekend: Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Cowell and Great South Bay fest

Matthew Broderick and wife Sarah Jessica Parker attend

(Credit: John Roca)

More Long Islanders turned up for the 2014 Great South Bay Music Festival this weekend than ever before in the event's 8-year history. Some 16,000 people attended the three-day concert event at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, and organizers attribute the increase in attendance -- of approximately 6,000 people -- to efforts to make the fest more family friendly as well as attracting bigger-name acts...

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