Who has a (non-DG) gardening blog?

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

I just set up and made my first post to my new gardening blog. I'm hoping it will be interesting and show my odd sense of humor. Hopefully I can keep up on it and keep it from being boring. http://MsBrownThumb.blogspot.com (since I've killed so much in the last couple of years)

I was wondering how many of the rest of you have one other than what's here on DG.
If you have one, please post a link. :-)

Ennis, MT(Zone 4a)

http://www.energiesofcreation.com is mine, but it covers art and energy work as well as gardening. I will go have a look at yours.

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

There's not much there yet. It'll evolve slowly, I think.

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

beautiful artwork mulch! I love your writing as well! You have a new fan! ;-)

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Here is a very nice gardening blog:

http://www.paghat.com/gardenhome.html

And here is kmom's blog. She used to post on Dave's Garden but haven't seen anything from her in a while. Her blog documents her move to the high desert and her ongoing stuggle to grow stuff there.

http://kmom246.icfsc.com/index.htm

Here is another -- takes forever to come up, but worth the wait.

http://web.mac.com/charlierj/ArtOfGardening/Home/Home.html

And more:

http://www.kirbyplant.blogspot.com/

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

paj - are any of those yours? (I haven't read them yet).

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

No. I once considered doing a blog, but decided that I would rather post my stuff on Dave's Garden -- in Plant Files and in my Journal. I admit the journal isn't as chatty as blogs usually are, but it is a very useful record for me.

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

I was hoping to do something easy that could get feedback even from my non-plant crazy friends. I'm not a prolific writer, so we'll see how it goes. I do like to take photos, especially of palnts, so maybe with the ability to post pictures and text I'll keep up with it better.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

I will check out your blog every now and then. I do enjoy your pictures and will be interested in anything that will grow ( or not grow) in our region. Though your altitude is lower than ours by almost 2000 ft. your latitude is more northerly and so the climates turn out about the same -- though I think your area has even more extremes than ours and ours has a lot.

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

We always joke: "If you don't like the weather here, wait 5 minutes". Unfortunately it's not much of an exaggeration.

Centennial, CO(Zone 5a)

Funny, I do use that expression. I have also heard it used for other places where it is far less true!

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

I spent the first 30 years of my life in Buffalo, N.Y. We used that expression there, and it was very true! (But you still didn't like the weather after your 5 minute wait, it usually got worse, LOL!).

Denver, CO

Congrats, DenverJde on your new blog. I hope it searves you well.

Paghat is such a fine blog. Excellent information. I like a blog with highly relevant things and rich eyecandy.

I'm collecting material presently to start a new plant Blog called Greenthings. I've had the opportunity to come into contact with lots of up-and-coming plant materials, like Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' in the past couple years that I'd like to share with the world, before they are established and legitimate enough to be in PlantFiles.

It will be here: (perhaps)
http://ineedacupoftea.webs.com/apps/blog/

I'd like to get an opinion on blogs and websites and whatnot: Would it be better to separate a plant blog from a (non-gardening) art website? My girlfriend commented on something to that effect. I can see how it would be confusing for someone searching for a Muhlenbergia 'Stud Puppy' and finding a website with an oil painting on its homepage...
Fancied I ought to iron such things out before investing all the material I've got.

Kenton

Ennis, MT(Zone 4a)

Depends on your purpose. If you want a clearly defined niche blog that is easier to promote on the search engines then separate them. That is the most common practice.

I did not do that because I liked the underlying unity my three apparently disparate areas of my blog have in my real life, and that unity does show up to some degree in the blog. But it is not the easiest way to run a blog. Running three blogs would not be easy either though. That would also lose the interrelatedness of them altogether.

Ennis, MT(Zone 4a)

Kenton, just went and looked at yours. I like it!

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

Kenton - I like the way you have yours set up. with the menu along the side, I think it divides you interests just fine for those who want to see only certain areas of interest.

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

However, I cannot manage to subscribe to it other than thru the RSS feed with my email client. i'd rather be able to subscribe through google reader or blogger, which is where I generally read the blogs I follow.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

I do like your new blog, Kenton. I know, blogs are normally separated from other non-related material, but I don't having them together is a showstopper. I find most blogs by googling a subject I am interested in and if appropriate, bookmarking the whole blog. I suppose, though, for the absolute top number of hits one should separate them. So, yes, your girlfriend is probably right, but the difference between the two methods isn't great, in my mind.
I am very glad you are coming up with a vehicle for showing to the world your new plant ideas. I have enjoyed them in the past and am glad you plan to go back to publicizing them. I have several things you told me about growing in my garden. Hope to find more new ideas from you in the future.

Denver, CO

Thanks for the support. They aren't ideas I can take credit for, I've just observed them and want to be a conduit to pass them on.

Lexi; the theme of interconnectedness is fun. It may be even more specific than one topic itself- the relationship between two topics. Art and Gardening are definitely blood relatives... after all, there is a forum member by that very phrase..

Just got seeds for one Amsonia jonesii from folks who have this rare plant growing on their property. I recall seeing it in High County's test gardens in Santa Fe. Yet another for our palettes!
(K)

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Got any pictures of it?

Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

Its on the High Country Gardens website. Nice looking plant.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Nice looking plant. I like that it is slow-growing. It is time for me to start thinking what I will plant once I get some coverage with the invasives I depend on to cover the soil.

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