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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

For the 2,500th time...

These tulips keep coming back!
Dear Readers,

For the 2,500th time, I am posting on my blog to share with you a bit of my garden.

I've been thinking for a few days about what I should write for this particular milestone post.  Should I post as normal and just mention at the end, "Oh, by the way, this is the 2,500th post"?

Or maybe I should write a retrospective post with links back to some of my favorite posts?

I was most assuredly not going to let the garden fairies write this 2,500th post, though it was close, as they wrote the 2,499th post.

I thought and thought, for at least two days, and finally decided I would write this simple letter to you, Dear Readers, to thank you for all your support during the years I've been posting my thoughts and exercising my writing muscles on this blog.

Along the way, I've met some of the most amazing, kind, considerate, generous, funny, and smart gardeners, now friends, who have changed my gardening life forever.  You all know who you are. You all are the best.

And because of these friends, I've left my garden many times now to meet with other gardeners in places as far flung as Austin, Chicago, Buffalo, Raleigh, Asheville, Dallas, Tucson, Quebec City, Pittsburgh, Pasadena and soon Atlanta.

I don't think anyone who knows me in real life would argue that this blog hasn't just changed my garden, hasn't changed my life, because it simply, subtly, definitely has.

To all who've come along here to read about my garden and my thoughts on gardening, from the downright drivel to "I don't mean to brag™" award-winning posts, thank you for your support, encouragement and comments.

What's next for my blog and what's next for me?  Time will tell.  It's spring, a new season for the garden. I have plans for this year's garden to be the best one yet. I always do.  I have plans to keep posting on this blog. I have plans...

With a shared love of gardening,
Carol


16 comments:

Cindy, MCOK said...

It's been quite a journey, hasn't it? I'm so glad to have travelled some of it with you. I look forward to where we go from here!

Leslie Kuss said...

Congratulations and best wishes for the best garden, and year, ever!

Helen Malandrakis said...

I enjoy your blog so much. Congrats! I hope your garden is fabulous this year!

johnvic8 said...

Wow! 2500! Wow, wow! I am over 2000 behind but I know what effort goes into a post now. Thank you for your insight, your experiences, and your humor. I hope I am around for the next 2500.

Dee Nash said...

What a milestone. Many of those in your life these days. So glad I followed your blog years ago. ~~Dee

Layanee said...

Congratulations on this milestone. Garden bloggers are just the best people in the world. Thanks for sharing your garden and its continuing evolution.

Kathy said...

Looking forward to seeing where this year takes you!

Shirley said...

I'm fairly new to your site so I will be happily ready your blogs and all this previous ones too.

Hetty said...

Dear Carol, congratulations. 2,500 blog posts! I feel so humble with only 304 post. But like you, it changed my life and my gardening. Keep up the good work. Groetjes,
Hetty

Annie in Austin said...

Congratulations, Carol - what an accomplishment! Best wishes on those plans for future adventures.

Annie
(Can you believe the first Fling was just about 8 years ago? Whoa.)

Laurin Lindsey said...

WOW...congratulations and thank you so much for sharing with us!

Lisa Greenbow said...

Congrats and brag all you want to. A good achievement and I have enjoyed every word.

Kris Peterson said...

What an achievement, Carol! Congratulations! Your blog was one of those that pushed me in the direction of blogging myself just over 3 years ago. For that, and hosting the monthly Bloom Day posts, thank you!

Teresa/ thegardendiary.com said...

Congratulations! Glad you kept this one for yourself! #thosefairies

RobinL said...

That really is quite a milestone Carol! I've enjoyed your blog for some time now, most especially the humor. Thank you for sharing your wit!

Melanie Nixon said...

Wow- 2500 posts... what a milestone! Congratulations, and thank you for every single one of them! They've been thoroughly enjoyed!