Ten past posts to introduce you to May Dreams Gardens and the gardener who grows there.
1. I like all kinds of gardening, but probably post the most about my raised bed vegetable gardens.
2. Like many gardeners, I end up sharing my garden with other life forms including garden fairies who play tricks on me and wild animals who eat more than their fair share and often make me look like a fool as I'm trying to keep them from eating my beans.
3. I like to start plants from seeds and found out that a lot of other garden bloggers do, too.
4. Last fall, I started the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club. I set up “quick posts” on a separate Garden Bloggers’ Book Club blog before Blogger had tags, to make it easier to see all the posts related to the book club. It’s easy to join. Read the book selection, post a review about the book or a related topic on your blog, let me know about it, then I publish a “virtual meeting” post on the last day of the month, with links to all the reviews.
5. In February 2007, with snow covering every inch of every garden I tend outside and having read a lot of books by Elizabeth Lawrence, who corresponded with dozens of gardeners comparing notes about who had what blooming when, I asked bloggers to join me in posting what was blooming in our gardens on the 15th of each month, which I dubbed Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I really look forward to the 15th of each month and the chance to see what is blooming from one hardiness zone to another. Through bloom day, I’ve learned a lot about other gardens and gardeners, including how late spring arrives in the northern zones and how those Austin bloggers envy our lilacs and peonies.
6. It’s best to be cautious about my posts on April 1st but it’s the real deal when the night-bloomer blooms.
7. Others in my family also garden, including my youngest sister and my older sister and they are afraid sometimes when I show up at their houses with my digital camera that I won’t show their gardens in a flattering way on my blog. Can you imagine?
8. I’m not above making fun of myself and others for how we carry on about our first tomatoes of the season.
9. Like every blogger, I love comments; one of my favorites is song lyrics about my garden, which can be sung to the tune of “Back Home Again in Indiana”.
10. I have a lot of hoes (and other garden tools).
This post is my response to a challenge from Joanna at Confident Writing to identify ten posts that explain what your blog is about, which is a meme started by Logical Emotions. Technically, yes, I linked thirteen posts and another blog, but that’s close enough. Feel free to accept the challenge to explain your blog with ten past posts if you have commented on any of my posts in the last few weeks, or if you just feel like doing it.
I’m taking off Friday to enjoy a four day weekend for the Labor Day holiday. Much of my time will be spent in the garden, weeding, cleaning up plants that have given up in the “moderate drought”, and making plans for fall planting (if we get some rain!). I’m also taking time off from blogging so look for the next post late Monday or Tuesday. I hope everyone has a safe and rejuvenating three day weekend!