Sunday, July 08, 2007
One Year Later
A year ago today I took a break from gardening (putting in my headboard trellis...since moved to a new spot!) and posted my first blog post. I so enjoyed reading blogs (garden, cooking, anything about Italy) that I thought I would see if I could use blogging as a form of garden journal. Well, there have been lots of positive things connected with blogging but "garden journaling" isn't one of them. My posts are too random to help much with documenting anything but that's OK...I've gotten enough other benefits to make it a more than worth-while activity. So I'd like to say thank you to all the bloggers who have been so nice about sharing their gardens, their thoughts, and their encouragement.
Thank you for helping me look at my garden in new ways, with more focus (until Garden Bloggers Bloom Day I never realised how long some plants bloom here and how many plants bloom but get overlooked because something else is showier.)
Thank you for letting me see how gardens and gardeners are the same and yet different around the world.
Thank you for connecting me with the world in a much larger way with posts about rain, snow, ice storms, cicadas, drought.
Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, your hopes, your suggestions, your successes and your failures and for sharing mine as well.
Thank you for saving me money, too, by providing garden stories and photos for free so I can avoid buying every garden magazine that comes along! (At least I've been able to cut back...)
Here's to another year!