Has it really been 12 years?

Asters were also blooming in my garden 12 years ago
I was looking through some old blog posts earlier today, digging down deep into the past when I reached the very first post on this blog, published on September 26, 2004 and realized today is my blog's 12th anniversary.

In honor of this occasion, I'm turning my blog over, once again, to the garden fairies, to take a walk down memory lane.


Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are quite busy these first few days of fall.

We have been pulling out our paints for the leaves so we can start painting them as the temperatures cool. Can't miss a year or folks would be disappointed. No, we are still not going to plant leaves of silver maple trees. We don't like those trees so those leaves can just fall off while still green.

And if that is not enough to keep us busy, we have to make sure to open all the asters and goldenrods because the pollinators need every pit of nectar and pollen they can get before winter.  And we are pushing up autumn crocuses, if we can remember where they are planted.  We hope Carol does her part for the big fall show, which is mainly weeding. And there is plenty of weeding to do.

But we are garden fairies and we have been asked nicely to post, so we are going to put down our brushes and pause in our duties to celebrate this 12 year anniversary of this blog.

Carol asked us to invite everyone who has contributed.  Let's see, there's Dr. Hortfreud, her analyst. She has been pretty quiet for a while but that's because she's been so busy with Carol spending extra time in the garden this summer.  

Hortense Hoelove sends her greetings and congratulations as well. She used to answer questions on this blog but hasn't done that in forever. She's lazy.  But not as lazy as Gloriosa Vanderhort, Carol's stylist. We hear she gave up on Carol ever wearing something that wasn't green, then Carol showed up in an orange shirt and she gave up completely. 

Remember those one act plays Carol wrote? She still has hopes of an off-Broadway production but we told her to forget about it. 

We are pleased to report the Old Woman at the Door is still around, though she has been minding her manners and doesn't bug Carol as much as she used to.

Who else should be celebrating this blog anniversary? Well, there are so many others, Carol once posted a page to keep track of them.

But what Carol really wants to do on this 12th blog anniversary is thank all the readers who have come back time and time again, some 2,535 times, to read and occasionally comment. Without them, she wouldn't have continued on, would have stopped years ago. We are garden fairies and we echo her thanks and appreciate the opportunities we've had to post as well.

Oh gosh, we are garden fairies and we feel mushiness coming on. No one wants that.  So, we will close out this anniversary post and return to our duties in the garden, with a wave back at all you readers and a big thank you that echoes from one end of the garden to the other.

Submitted by:
Violet Greenpea Maydreams, chief scribe for all the garden fairies at May Dreams Gardens


  1. Happy blogiversary! I've been reading you for much of that time and it's been a great twelve years. For you and the fairies.

  2. Congratulations to you and all the gang. It has been an entertaining and enlightening 12 years.

  3. Congratulations!
    One of the reasons I started my blog was so that I could join in on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! I've had a wonderful 5 years of it, and hope to continue for many more.

  4. Congrats Carol! I enjoy this blog so much.

  5. Congratulations, Carol! Twelve years--wow! I remember that your blog was one of the first I ever read before starting my own 8 1/2 years ago. You were an inspiration then and still are.

  6. Wow Carol, you have much to be proud of, because twelve years of garden blogging is a LOT. Take the day off now. LOL

  7. I must admit you're a entertaining writer. Gosh, if everyone was like me it would be so boring. Congrats on your anniversary !

  8. Flower gardening has become wide illustrious in recent years.This is easy and fairly affordable. It will be in dire straits totally different functions as a hobby, for ornamental functions, or maybe as a profession.

  9. 12 years. Wow! Happy Blogaversary. I am just a blogger baby (7 years) in comparison to you.


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