about this blog
I started this blog in 2008. It started mainly as a way of tracking the evolution of my dry garden, and that led to an interest in photography and in the creatures that live in the garden. It's still about the garden and wildlife, but now my passion is thinking about how we humans can learn to co-exist with wild animals and plants, especially in urban areas.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
I was awarded this honour by:
- Noelle in Phoenix, Arizona, aka AZplantlady, from Plant Tips and Guidelines for the Desert Garden
- Deborah, a weekend gardener near Toronto, from Green Theatre
- The Violet Fern in upstate New York, from The Violet Fern
Thank you, I am honoured to be chosen by you 3 wonderful cyber friends, fellow bloggers and makers of creative, interesting and informative garden blogs.
I will use this opportunity to point people in the direction of a few blogs that are newly discovered by me. I think these blogs are definitely worth a look, maybe even a follow.
1. Charlotte's The Galloping Gardener
2. Liisa, of Green Mountain Gardener
3. Ruma2008 of Calligraphy in the Landscape
4. Altglobe Blogs, for 'green and spiritual bloggers,' is another blogging community. The way I see it it doesn't compete with blotanical, it can complement it.
5. Bee, From the Desk of Bee Drunken
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