Once upon a time, a garden blogger in Australia, Stuart, set up a garden blog directory called Blotanical. Included in the directory is “My Plot” where gardeners can tell others a little about themselves.
One day I decided that I should update My Plot.
My Favorite Plant? I like all the plants of the kingdom Plantae. Are you familiar with that kingdom? It’s pretty much all the flowering plants, so it was just another way for a gardening geek to say “all of them” or undecided, though I am most partial to the subkingdom Tracheobionta, the vascular plants.
I proceeded to fill in the rest of the information.
Tools in my garden shed? Hoes, lots of hoes.
I live for this season? May! Spring! That was too easy.
Garden to see before I die? I had to think about that one. I’ve seen pictures of lovely English gardens and if it weren’t for the ‘flying over the ocean’ part that is necessary to get to them, I’d love to see some of them someday.
But I’m not into flying over the ocean, so instead I chose some gardens closer to home, at least on the same continent. I wrote…
“All those gardens of the Austin garden bloggers.”
Shortly thereafter, Pam/Digging, who is one of those Austin garden bloggers, read my plot answers and sent me an email note. “Girl, you’ve got to come for a visit. We’d show you a good time.”
I reply that if life events or work reasons ever take me near Austin, I’ll be sure and call ahead.
Then Pam started to plan a second get together for the Austin garden bloggers for this spring and came up with a big idea, an idea as big as Texas.
Why not plan a garden bloggers get together and invite everyone?
A few emails bounced around amongst some garden bloggers near and far and excitement grew. Yes, it’s a great idea, Pam!
So Pam, with help from Melissa at Zanthan Gardens, Diana of Sharing Nature’s Garden and Bonnie of Kiss of Sun planned out the first ever Garden Bloggers Spring Fling, taking place the first weekend in April in Austin, Texas.
And now I’m planning to do one of my least favorite things, fly, to do one of my most favorite things, meet with other gardeners to see gardens and talk gardening all day long.
The list of garden bloggers planning to attend the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling is growing. Are you on the list yet?