Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What's Growing On #1 - Stones, Pollinator Condo, Christmas Camellias, Utah Sunset, Desert Edibles, Dried Hydrangeas, Indiana Persimmons, Monarch Hatching

Happy New Year! Hope that all your wishes - and resolutions - come true this year.

I've decided to experiment with a new type of post in 2013. My goal is to provide a monthly digest with links to some of my favorite gardening blog posts that I've read over the preceding month.

So without further adieu, here are some of the best garden blog posts that I came across in December 2012. I cherish the wisdom, insights and character of each of these great garden bloggers:

- Lee May's ode to the power of stone in his garden

- Clay and Limestone's how-to guide to building a pollinator condo

- Do camellias make the best Christmas gifts? Roses and Other Gardening joys thinks so!

- The Utah-sky-on-fire sunset over at High Altitude Gardening

- The cornucopia of vegetables and flowers brimming in the Ramblings From a Desert Garden. Wish I could get my nasturtiums to grow like that...

- Hydrangeas make lovely dried flower arrangements for Patina Moon

- Dave at Our Happy Acres did a great recap post on some of the star performers in his 2012 vegetable garden. Color me impressed (and just a little jealous). Persimmons in Indiana? Wow!

- I only recently discovered the Biodiverse Gardens blog, but based on the Best of Nature 2012 recap post, I'm planning to visit regularly in 2013

- The magical metamorphosis of a hatching Monarch butterfly at A Thinking Stomach

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  1. Hello, Aaron, thanks much for including me in your best-of list. I appreciate your work, as well.

    All best,

    1. My pleasure, Lee.

      Look forward to reading your blog throughout 2013!

  2. Wow, some excellent choices here! I've read some of them, but I can't wait to check out the others. Happy New Year!

  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for including my gifting-to-myself post! I look forward to reading the others.

  4. Hi! I'm late getting over here, but wanted to say thank you for the mention! Glad you enjoyed!


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