As the sign at the Natural Gardener in Austin, Texas says, “Life’s a journey, enjoy it”.
For many gardeners, our journey is often from the garden shed to the vegetable garden and over to the perennial border, and maybe out the garden gate to the public facing view of our gardens and up the street to the local garden center.
We didn’t think of a journey that went much further.
But we knew we wanted to share more of our gardens, so we started garden blogs and found others online who were like us, who loved gardening and plants and sharing about them with others.
And we were content to correspond through our blogs and emails with these other gardeners from across the country and even around the world. We journeyed through each others’ gardens virtually, enjoying, cajoling, and encouraging each other along the way through comments and occasional emails.
Then someone (Pam) suggested perhaps we should journey further, perhaps we should actually meet some of the gardeners and see some of the gardens we have been reading about online, that we've written about wanting to see.
And so we did just that, and more, at the Garden Bloggers’ Spring Fling in Austin, Texas.
And the world of garden blogging is transformed once more.
More to follow in the days to come.