Do you have the desire to grow a garden? Has the thought of growing your own food become more than just a mere interest? Is gardening definitely something that is on your “to do” list this year?
If you are new to gardening or haven’t gardened in several years and look to the internet for information and quickly become overwhelmed with all the facts, figures and knowledge, don’t despair. Gardening can be simple and very rewarding. There are many talented gardeners out there sharing their methods and their methods do work. Take your time in discovering what works for you and your area and don’t be discouraged if certain plants don’t flourish or the local animals devour everything before you get a chance. Gardening is a never ending learning experience and when something fails there is usually several miracles that thrive which you never expected. These constant garden surprises give us encouragement and something to share with fellow gardeners through our pictures and our stories.
Creating a garden blog is a great tool for the new gardener, as well as, the seasoned gardener. Here you can document what you are doing through words and photos and recall what worked and what didn’t work each season. Others can learn from your experiences and share advice with a few easy comments. You can follow the progress of your own garden along with many others. A little over a month ago I submitted my garden blog to Blotanical and found immediate fellowship and many welcoming words from gardeners all over the world. I have discovered some great garden blogs and have only just begun…there are many more to journey through.
A community of gardeners is a sharing caring group that really doesn’t compete with each other, instead they offer assistance and a common bond of connection. Everyone is striving to do their best – for themselves, their families, friends and the world.
The Great Garden Giveaway is an online event that I am working on to connect gardeners and may be yet another avenue to reach others for sharing and encouragement. You can read more about the event by following the above link and spreading the word to all your gardening acquaintances or those considering a garden of their own. There is time for the new gardeners to start a garden blog now. Start by selecting seeds, creating a planting timetable and engaging with fellow gardeners. I have also posted a letter at the GGG that anyone can copy and paste and share in order to spread the word about the event. If you know someone thinking about starting a garden this may be the encouragement they are looking for.
Start small … become involved … and remember to Enjoy and have Fun!