Marking my first Blotanical month

coneflower 'Green Envy' and visitor Awe shucks, it’s been a month since I joined Blotanical – a world-wide get-together where ideas spread as prolifically as the mature seeds of a dandelion puff caught in a spring breeze – or in my case, as profusely as my uncut coneflower seed heads will turn into pop-up plants next spring.

Each time I enter Blotanical it like attending a global gardening convention where bloggers cultivate cucumbers and culture creativity, but never seem to forget the magic and mystery involved in growing flowers and food, or houseplants and hostas.

Quite frankly, Stuart, I’m in awe of the amount of thought, time, energy, and attention you have put into creating this watering hole of like-minded swimmers and waders.  Did you expect the tsunami of information seekers and sharers willing to splash their thoughts to and fro as they frolic in waves of gardening lore?

I’m humbled by the level of expertise shared in fellow Blotanists posts and plots, and often feel like a kid in a candy store when confronted by the sweet and delectable options of blogs to savor.  Hmmm … that tangy tidbit looks good enough to fave, but then there’s choices of fans in this bin, and more faves on that shelf.  What to choose, what to choose?

I quickly maxed out my initial allotment of faves and found myself adding fans that should actually be faves while I watched my point count inch to the 500-you-get-more-faves point.  And now that I’ve made it to the Patron Blotanist mark, I’m still overwhelmed by the number of goodies I get to put into my candy-fave bag.

So Stuart … hat’s off … you’ve created a remarkable Blotanic design here, and as I slowly grow my portion of the global garden bed, I look forward to getting more Blotanic dirt under my nails in months to come.

11 comments for “Marking my first Blotanical month

  1. December 13, 2009 at 5:29 am

    I am not a gardener, nor a garden blogger, but I checked out Blotanical nevertheless. Wow, what a great site for enthusiasts! Well organised, full of information, and from all around the world, too. I noticed the Middle East was sadly missing, but considering the gardening conditions here, not really surprising…

  2. joenesgarden
    December 13, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Yes, Ulrike, for gardeners it’s an amazing resource.

  3. Carolflowerhill
    December 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

    How cleverly written! Yes Blotanical is a fertile ground for gardeners the world round. I love being able to drop in on a garden in Norway or Connecticut, Spain or France, Georgia or Tennessee, Sweden or Japan… and on and on. What a gift. In fact that is how I found You Joene and I look forward to watching your garden grow. Carol

  4. Carolflowerhill
    December 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

    PS… Happy First Month!

  5. December 13, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I am not sure why those question marks are showing up by my name… gives a girl a complex… ??

  6. December 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I have just passed my one month anniversary, as well, and my sentiments are the same as yours. Problem is, I’m not watching as much HGTV or getting enough sleep! This blogging can be addictive. It really is fun to see gardens from all over the world, including yours!

  7. joenesgarden
    December 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks, Carol … if you are in fact Carol (LOL). I’m looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos.

  8. joenesgarden
    December 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Deborah,
    I too have been spending a lot more time at my computer of late, but for good reason. You learn so much by following other garden blogs … it keeps ideas flowing. Congrats on your one month anniversary.

  9. December 14, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Well said! I’ve been at blotanical for about the same amount of time and I feel just as you do.

    Thanks for a great post,

    Christine in Alaska

  10. joenesgarden
    December 15, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Christine,
    Hopefully your Blotanical blogging buddies will help fill some of your winter void. Thanks for stopping by.

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