This blog was started just over a year ago more out of curiousity than anything else. I had joined a couple of terrific social networking garden websites and, as a result, was starting to learn the 'real' names of the plants in my garden and taking much more of an interest in how to care for them. I felt the need to start journaling these learning experiences ... and starting a blog seemed like a wonderfully exciting and fun way to do just that. Of course, I would also be exercising this old woman's brain just a little by participating in this new area of communication technology!
(photo from the post that received my first ever comment)
My first ever comment arrived in mid-November 2009 for my Green, Green Everywhere Is Green post (thank you Alice!) and I was completely taken aback! Then in January this year I started receiving just a couple of comments for almost every post I completed. I was completely amazed that my blog posts would be of an interest to others at all! I don't consider myself a 'writer' ... there are some outstanding blog writers around and I'm in awe of their wonderful talent ... and I don't consider myself an expert gardener whose writing to impart great wisdom garnered from years and years of experience. I'm more of a journal keeper ... I'm just recording what's in my garden and telling something about the experiences I have in this particular garden.
(a photo from the most popular post on this blog so far The Courtyard Garden - My Favourite Space)
Having only written 67 posts on this blog, I still have my 'L' plates on, but it has, I must say, been an absolute joy meeting gardeners from all over the world and visiting all sorts of amazing, interesting gardens. Little did I know when I first attempted a post, just how much I would enjoy this gardening blogging gig!
(photo from the plant specific post that has been the most popular so far
So thank you to all who have visited, made comments, signed the Guestbook and contributed to opening up a whole new wonderful world for me ... I appreciate it immensely! May all your gardens bloom and flourish and I look forward to the new blogging year that's fast approaching!