Need reading material for a rainy or winter day? Want large amounts of inspiration and plant information? Have I got a blog for you…well, several of them, actually.
I recently posted on the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators Facebook page asking fellow GWA members to post their blog URLs. All I can say is WOW. There are enough blogs here to keep you in reading material for days, and the authors of these websites come to their subjects with a variety of different viewpoints.
Note that the set of clickable links will be below each photo – the links on the picture aren’t clickable since it’s a screenshot. Sorry for any confusion.
These blogs all come at the subject of plants, landscaping, and gardening from different angles. You’ll find regional information, personal experiences, single-subject focuses, op ed pieces, and more. Learn about garden design, new plants and products, foraging and flowers.
And if you’re a Google Spider, please don’t punish me for including so many links here. This isn’t a link bait post but a demonstration of the true blogging power of GWA members! Are you a garden blogger? If so, you belong with us in GWA!
Here they are, in no particular order, an assortment of blogs written by garden communicators and passionate plant people.
Garden Delights by Julie Thompson Adolf
Savvy Gardening by Tara Nolan
Art of Gardening by Jim Charlier
The Deep Middle by Benjamin Vogt
The Impatient Gardener by Erin Schanen
Hoosier Gardener by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Hobby Farms by Jessica Walliser
Miss Smarty Pants by Keri Byrum
Garden Rant by Susan Harris et al
Hidden Hills Garden by Peggy Hill
Healthy Gardens. Healthy Lives. Urban Farming by Jenny Nybro Peterson
Backyard Forager by Ellen Zachos
Caleb Melchior’s Journal by Caleb Melchior
The Houseplant Guru by Lisa Eldred Steinkoph
Valley View Farms by Carrie Engel
DeerResistant Designs by Helen Newling Lawson
The World’s Best Gardening Blog by Amy Campion
Plant Addicts by Chris Link
May Dreams Garden by Carol Michel
The Freckled Rose by Angie Lituri
Clay and Limestone by Gail Eichelberger
The Washington Gardener and Cats In the Garden by Kathy Jentz
PegPlant by Peggy Riccio
Lois de Vries’ Garden Views by Lois de Vries
Revolutionary Gardens by David Marciniak
Herb Lover’s Garden by Sue Goetz
DC Tropics by John Boggan
Making A Difference Every Day by Shauna Coronado
Plant Postings by Beth Stetenfeld
The Garden Buzz by Rhonda Fleming Hayes
Gardens Eye View by Donna Abel Donabella
Anelle’s Gardening by Anelle Ammons
Tilly’s Nest by Melissa Caughey
Creating Gardens for Life by Andrea Whitely
The Garden Lady’s Blog by C.L. Fornari
Western Gardeners – tips and tools for gardening in the west by Jodi Torpey
The Garden Post by Barbara Segall
Digging by Pam Penick
Simply Cultivating by Janet Hommel Mangas
Cottage In The Court by Teresa Speight
Sharing Nature’s Garden by Diana Kirby
The Gardener’s Workshop by Lisa Mason Ziegler
Gardenerd by Christy Wilhelmi
Earth Friendly Landscapes by Rama Nayeri
Covering Ground by Kathleen Groll Connolly
The New Perennialist by Tony Spencer
Ramblings from a Desert Garden by Noelle Johnson
A Growing Passion by Nan Sterman
Plant Some Joy! by Martha Swiss
Three Oaks Garden by Kelly Norris
From The Driveway by Craig LeHoullier
Empress of Dirt by Melissa J. Will
Cold Climate Gardening by Kathy Purdy
Savor the Southwest and Gardening With Soule by Jacqueline Soule
Rooting For You by Mary-Kate Mackey
The Paintbox Garden by Janet Davis
Gardens of the Wild Wild West by Mary Ann Newcomer
Garden Foreplay by Katherine Tracey
Frau Zinnie by Jen McGuinness
Hobson’s Garden and Green Trips by David Hobson (clearly this group’s overachiever)
Home, Garden and Homestead by Randy Schultz
The Journal – Plantsmap by Tracy Blevins
Organic Gardening for Body & Spirit by Tova Roseman
Almost Heaven Farm by Patty Hanus Brooking
Red Dirt Ramblings by Dee Nash
That Gardenin Guy by Timothy R. Burress
Toronto Gardens by Helen Battersby
Central Texas Gardener by Linda Lehmusvirta
National Seed Swap Day by Kathy Jentz
Experimental Homesteader by Sheri AnnWilder Richerson
Gardening the Hudson Valley by Marie Lannotti
I have to admit that it took some time to post all of these names and links. But it was worth it. Making the effort to click on each link and look at each blog made me realize how incredibly diverse and detailed all these blogs are. I was able to appreciate the wide scope of interests and focus that each blogger brings to their work. This is pretty amazing considering that most of these writers are not paid for their blogging nor do they earn substantial income from advertising, book sales etc. These are garden communicators who are truly “sharing the wealth” of their knowledge and passions. I lift my glass to them with appreciation.
Fantastic! So helpful to see what everyone is doing. Thank you!
Awesome post with a lot of great resources!
Thanks so much for this post C.L. ! Not just for the promo, but now I also know where I can find everything in one place.
As more GWA people add their blogs to the list I’ll add them here.
What a fabulous resource to have! Thank you for all this work.
Thank you for doing this, I was able to access and amplify via twitter and facebook!
Thanks for posting all these, CL! Lots of good reading here.
Thanks, CL — it’s not only amazing that there are so many great blogs, but that I realize I know so many great bloggers. What a community we have!
It’s true that there are so many – and these are just the ones that people responded to my FB post about on the GWA page! I especially enjoyed how diverse these are, and how many niches our members fill.