Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: Blogs that may be of interest to the MAG folks.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 3, 2014 7:21 AM CST
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 3, 2014 7:52 AM CST

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thanks so much, Greene! Thank You! Hurray! Love this quote: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

National Seed Swap day--how cool to think ahead to that! According to Wiki, "In the United States, the last Saturday of January is National Seed Swap Day."

What do others think of planning to have our first event as a Midatlantic forum be a seed swap in late Jan/early Feb??
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Karen
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
typwc
Aug 4, 2014 6:00 AM CST
Thanks, @Greene! I follow this blog and enjoy her beautiful pictures. Would you mind if I change the subject of this thread to reflect the topic of blogs that may be of interest to Mid Atlantic Gardeners?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 4, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Good idea Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 5, 2014 4:56 AM CST

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Good idea, Typ! Smiling
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Karen
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
typwc
Aug 5, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Okay, I'll work on a list of blogs that I follow that are based in the MidAtlantic. Please feel free to add your own blog and those that you read to the thread and I'll update this post.

New York:
In Lee's Garden Now http://www.leereich.com/blog
New Jersey:
View from Federal Twist http://federaltwist.com/
An Obsessive Neurotic Gardener http://www.obsessiveneuroticgardener.com/
Pennsylvania:
Hayefield http://hayefield.com/
Love 'n Fresh Flowers http://lovenfreshflowers.com/
Delaware:
Maryland:
Blog of an Ancient Gardener http://ancientgardenerblog.blogspot.com/
Grow It Eat It http://groweat.blogspot.com/
Our Gardens | Greenbelt Live http://greenbeltlive.com/category/gardens-and-gardeners-of-g...
DC:
DC Gardens http://dcgardens.com/
Grounded Design by Thomas Rainer http://landscapeofmeaning.blogspot.com/
Virginia:
Sustainable Market Farming http://www.sustainablemarketfarming.com/news/
West Virginia:
Unspecified, Multiple states:
Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 6, 2014 7:23 PM CST

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That's a really nice list, Typ! Which are your favorites?
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Aug 20, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Here's one I've been meaning to share for a while, The Deep Middle. Based in Nebraska, but has a lot of great info about butterflies and gardening for pollinators, etc.

The latest post is what I'm linking here because it has some scrumptious butterfly photos. His other sites are findable at the link too, if you're interested.

http://deepmiddle.blogspot.com/2014/08/1-million-article-vie...
Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Aug 21, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Here's another non-region-specific blog I think is worth sharing, and today's post (well I think it came through yesterday) is about a succulent nursery, and there are numerous yummy photos.

http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=27068
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Feb 21, 2016 8:22 AM CST
I'm reviving this very old thread to let you know about a blog you might be interested in.

http://phillipoliver.blogspot.com/

See the picture at the top with the purple wall and oakleaf hydrangea? It gives you a sense of the author's gardening style. That wall was a part of his garden when he used to live in Alabama. He has recently moved to Washington State where he's starting a brand new garden, basically from scratch.

His old garden was beautiful and I'm looking forward to see how he transforms this new space in a different climate.

Take a look at his roses from his Alabama garden: http://phillipoliver.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-rose-that-almo... Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Feb 21, 2016 10:08 AM CST
SSG, you sure do find the neatest stuff out there. His style is wonderful and now I have more pleasant evenings ahead as I try to read through all his archived blog posts.
Name: Pat (Backward Glance)
Lucketts, VA
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ecnalg
Feb 21, 2016 10:09 AM CST
I love his secret garden hydrangeas. Thank You! , SSG.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Feb 21, 2016 12:49 PM CST

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aspenhill said:SSG, you sure do find the neatest stuff out there. His style is wonderful and now I have more pleasant evenings ahead as I try to read through all his archived blog posts.


I agree
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Feb 21, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I like renegadegardener.com.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 21, 2016 6:13 PM CST
greene said:Since my family roots are in Pennsylvania one of my favorite blogs is Nan Ondra's Hayfield; I thought this most recent blog entry may be of interest to the folks on this new MAG Forum.

http://hayefield.com/2014/08/01/a-garden-in-a-library/


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Please can someone explain something to me? I know the original post has my name on it and yes I follow Nan Ondra, no problem with that part.
But how could someone other than me edit my post to add a photo? That is not my photo so why is this happening?

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Pat (Backward Glance)
Lucketts, VA
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ecnalg
Feb 21, 2016 6:20 PM CST
It looks like the moderator, Catmint20906, did the editing. Perhaps they have that ability. Just a guess. Sighing!
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Feb 21, 2016 9:16 PM CST

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greene said:

Please can someone explain something to me? I know the original post has my name on it and yes I follow Nan Ondra, no problem with that part.
But how could someone other than me edit my post to add a photo? That is not my photo so why is this happening?



I added that photo way back when at the beginning of the thread as an illustration of blogging. The photo that is attached to the first post of a threadthen gets picked up as the 'cover photo' for the thread itself--the little thumbnail that appears next to the thread. If you go back to the very first post of the thread, it should have that photo on it. I'm not sure why it would appear on a post later in the thread.
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Feb 21, 2016 9:22 PM CST

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oh, I see what happened--Greene, you started the thread about a year and a half ago and at the time I attached the photo there so the thread would have a thumbnail. However, it's not necessary and I can remove it if you would like. You can add one of your own or just leave it without a thumbnail. Yes, as moderator I can attach photos so threads have thumbnails, but I only did that when I first started moderating--I soon decided it was not something I needed to do! So, I'm happy to remove it if you'd like, and you are free to add one of your own or just leave it blank.
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Feb 22, 2016 11:18 AM CST
The photo shows how to find blogs on the ATP site; my post included a link to a blog off-site so the image you added to my post is not entirely relevant to the context of my post. But no problem; it can stay. I just thought I was losing my mind for a minute.

And yes, when moderators are "new" they sometimes perform actions and later decide to do things differently.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Feb 22, 2016 7:34 PM CST

Moderator

thanks for your understanding, Greene--sorry about that. *Blush*
Please feel free to remove it and add a photo of your own.
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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