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


  1. Catmint,
    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! I am glad that you have been enjoying it. :)
    I am excited to have recently discovered your blog, as well. I really enjoyed your smokebush post, as that is one of my favorites.
    It seems that some bloggers are growing weary of the awards, but I have discovered some wonderful blogs this way!

  2. Hello Catmint,

    I have been enjoying your blog so much. We grow so many plants native to Australia, here in the Arizona desert and I love learning more about my fellow gardeners and their gardens in Australia.

  3. A belated Congrats on your award, Catmint!

    Perhaps I left you a note on Blotanical, but I'm only now catching up on posts ... hundreds! .. in my google reader.

    All best, Alice

  4. An Aussie gardener - joy! There are so many great garden bloggers all over the world, especially the USA, but I find it so difficult to find Aussies. Love your thoughts on mulch, they echo mine(my garden isn't tidy!)and I love the photo of your Adenanthos.
    Thakns for a great read.


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