Saturday, May 12, 2007
Lettuce, Blogs, Book Clubs and Bloom Day
My sister has instructed me to bring a salad for Mother's Day lunch tomorrow. Do you think she is expecting some of this lettuce growing in my garden or a nice big head of store bought iceberg lettuce?
I've been using Google Reader to keep track of new posts on blogs I like to visit. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be reliably informing me of new posts. Sometimes I get to thinking, "hmmm so-and-so doesn't seem to have posted in a while", then I check their blog and there are all kinds of new posts (or one or two) that Google Reader failed to let me know about! Is anyone else using Google Reader and having these issues, or not having these issues?
The Garden Bloggers' Book Club is on "summer schedule", reading a book every two months. The April-May selection is Passalong Plants by Steve Bender and Felder Rushing. You can either post a review of the book, or post about your own favorite passalong plants, those you give and those you have received. When you've posted your review, let me know via a comment or email, so I can find the review. I'll publish the "club post" with links to all the related posts on May 31st. I hope you will all join in, even if you didn't read the book. Everyone has a passalong plant or two to share about, right?
I've also determined the June-July selection and will post about that soon.
The 4th monthly Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is this Tuesday, May 15th. Post on your blog about what's blooming in your gardens on the 15th, then come here to my blog and leave a comment on my Bloom Day post, so everyone can find you and visit and see what is in bloom in your garden. It's like a virtual garden tour. So far, gardeners in the south, especially all those Texans, have led with the most blooms, as we would expect in early spring, but I have a feeling May is going to be different!
And finally, I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me to get a Mouse & Trowel award. Regardless of the outcome, I was and am thrilled with being nominated and happy to have been included with other great gardening blogs.
Have a great day in your garden!