Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is just around the corner. If you are thinking that you’ll skip it because after all, it’s January, here are five reasons to join in.
5. If you live someplace where you actually have flowers blooming in your garden in January, this is your chance to flaunt your blooms to all of us living through real winter.
4. It gives you a perfect excuse, as if you need one, to buy yourself a couple of flowering houseplants, maybe some orchids, if you don’t have any blooms outdoors.
3. This could be your easiest post ever if you have no blooms outdoors, none indoors and don’t plan to buy any flowering house plants.
2. It gives you a chance to show everyone you meant it when you made a New Years resolution to stop procrastinating and post on your blog more regularly.
1. If you are new to garden blogging, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is a great way to introduce yourself and share about what’s in your garden, even in January.
So pick a reason, any reason, and join me for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on January 15th by posting on your blog what is blooming in your garden, outdoors or indoors, and then leave a comment on my Bloom Day post so we can find you. It is that easy.
Garden Bloggers’ Book Club
Before the holidays it seemed like I had a lot of time to read the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club December-January selection, Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Chrisopher Lloyd, but now I’m going to have to pedal fast to finish the book and post a review by January 31, when I’ll post the ‘virtual meeting’ post with links to all the reviews written.
If you are feeling crunched for time or decided earlier not to read this book, you can still join in by posting a review of any book by Chatto or Lloyd or post on the topic ‘what I’ve learned by corresponding with other gardeners’. And yes, reading and commenting on other gardeners' blogs counts as correspondence.
When you’ve posted your review or something on the topic suggested, let me know so I can find you and add a link to your post to the virtual meeting post.
In a few weeks, it will also be time to announce the February-March selection. If you have suggestions on books to read for this virtual book club, let me know via a comment or email note.
Where does the time go?
I ordered my first batch of seeds tonight. It was so easy and so fun and now I can relax because I’ve ordered some seeds.
These were mostly the ‘tried and true’ vegetable varieties that I like and plant each year, plus a few new varieties to try and some annual, direct sow flowers.
I was a little confused because there was a French green bean variety marked in my catalog that I don’t remember marking. But, nonetheless, I ordered it.