All paths, all roads, all my thoughts lead back to the garden!
If you are a first time visitor, please make yourself at home. This is the place to find out about my books, my speaking engagements, and what I offer as a speaker for your group. You can also make your way over to my garden blog, May Dreams Gardens, and find out what’s going on in my garden.
I must warn you, though, sometimes I let garden fairies write those blog posts on May Dreams Gardens, and I am not responsible for what they decide to post.
For those of you who are familiar with my long-running garden blog, May Dreams Gardens, please stay a while and check out my new website. Go ahead and ask, “Why this new website, Carol? Are you abandoning your blog, May Dreams Gardens? Are you bringing all those blog posts over here? Remember when we first started blogging how we all tried to stay anonymous and now look at this!”
Yes, now look at this!
This new website is to provide a better home for my books and what I offer as an author and speaker. There is a blog here, too. You are reading the first post! I plan to post here periodically to provide updates on my books, my speaking engagements, and other topics related to garden writing.
Absolutely, I am not abandoning my garden blog, May Dreams Gardens! That’s where it all began, this garden writing. I am loyal to it. I owe it a lot!
I’ll still be posting on May Dreams Gardens on the 15th of every month to keep up the tradition of Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. After over ten years of doing so, it would be hard to stop. I also plan to post occasionally about other gardening topics, as I’ve been doing for the past 13 plus years. And of course, I’ll let the garden fairies add a few blog posts from time to time as the mood strikes them, and me.
You may be wondering why I don’t just bring all those blog posts from May Dreams Gardens over here and keep everything together. The short answer is there are over 2,700 blog posts on that blog and moving them over to a new website would be a risky endeavor, even in this day and age. Even knowing that, I still briefly thought about doing it. I even talked to a few techies about what it would take to move those blog posts and then watched as they shook their heads and muttered something I couldn’t quite understand.
My interpretation of their mutterings is that moving those blog posts would be like trying to transplant a full-grown tree from one garden to another. It is certainly possible to try to move a big, mature tree with the right kind of equipment and enough money, but no one will guarantee how long the tree will live once it has been transplanted, or if it will live.
Sometimes, in both the garden and in blogging, it is best to leave things where they are and learn to plant around them.
So that’s what I’m doing. I’ll keep pruning the gardening blog and watering it to keep it looking nice while I plant up this new website.
If you’d like to keep up with the blog posts on this website, please take a minute to subscribe to the RSS feed. Then you’ll get an email any time there is a new post. It is a separate RSS feed from May Dreams Gardens, which many of you have previously subscribed to. I am appreciative of how long some of you have been reading my blog and encouraging me to write more. Thank you!
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With a shared love of gardening, and reading about it,
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