Being new to blogging when I started this blog back in September, I did some research on blogs in general, and also on gardening blogs. I had no idea what a garden blog was, but I knew I like to garden and I like to talk about it, so the two just seemed to go together; like peanut butter and jelly. Now here I am talking about gardening while still gardening! I am sure my classmates in school, friends, acquaintances and complete strangers are happy Tina can talk to her computer about gardening instead of boring them with my garden talk.
Hopefully I don't look and sound too silly when talking about gardening all the time. The only time I felt silly when partaking in my favorite past time was at Austin Peay my first semester. The first night of class saw me parking in the 'back 40' and having to walk around the huge building (Kimbrough). BTW there are some lovely gardens on Austin Peay and Lindsay and her crew are doing a good job. Anyhow, while walking around the building I noticed some hollyhocks growing happily. I resolved to come back and see if there were any seeds later on in the season. There were. I gathered a few and stuffed them in a baggie. Once back in the classroom I was busy separating the seeds from the chaff when my classmates started returning from lunch. You should have seen the looks. Finally, someone asked, "What the heck are you doing and what are those 'things'?". Needless to say, that started me on talking about gardening. Poor classmates, they probably got more information than they needed. Now the blog helps to lessen those situations and I can talk to my heart's content. I must talk quite a bit because the Leaf's editor said she had to cut down this past week's post to make it fit in the newspaper. Sigh. That is okay!
I have already done two posts on blogging in general so I won't rehash those posts. I wanted to share some gardening blogs with you in this post. That is not to say I am encouraging you leave my blog-no, no, no-but I think people might like different points of view on gardening from some other gardeners. There is a whole gardening blogger community and those guys are really smart and technologically savvy.
The directory of gardening blogs I like can be found at the following website: http://www.digindirt.com/ This website is a really cool website and has what seems like hundreds of gardening blogs listed. There are actually a total of 19 web pages of all sorts of garden blogs, in alphabetical order. Under each blog listing is a short description of the blog.
The Digindirt website led me to two other Tennessean bloggers. Dave over at "The Home Garden" is a favorite. He even did some posts on blogging! Go figure! Dave's website can be found at http://thehomegarden.blogspot.com/ and he is a very talented and knowledgeable gardener!
Another Tennessee blogger is Frances at the Faire Garden. Her blog website can be found at http://www.fairegarden.blogspot.com/. There are a lot of great pictures on this website and she is very creative.
I found a Maine blogger for my special Maine readers. It is found at http://gorhamgarden.blogspot.com/ and is a blog I enjoy reading, though I think she should post more often!:) And an additional blog for variety found at: http://thegardenho.blogspot.com/ Obviously the name caught my eye, but she is funny too.
Here is a blog from the Georgia area for my great commenter, Skeeter. This blog is from an author in the Atlanta area and can be found at: http://lynncoulter.blogspot.com/ I was surprised there weren't more listed from Georgia, even Maine had more listed! But truthfully, I did not go through every single blog on this website. Enjoy.
in the garden....hoping my computer is fixed soon.