What an easy topic to post about. I've been on the receiving end so much lately that I wanted to write about it.
Earlier this year I was fortunate to meet Lynda. Check out her blog, Mind Muffins. She had some plants to give away and since we live in the same city and we're both gardeners, I contacted her right away. No problem, come over and pick them up, she said. Off I went across town to a strangers house. But not really a "stranger." After all, we are fellow gardeners, right?
Now every time I see my delphiniums, Heavenly Bamboo, new hellebore starts and pulmonaria plants I think of her. And she happens to have one of the loveliest gardens.
One of her hellebores;
From Plants and Stones I got a great idea to use our lavender. Check out her post. Mine might not be quite as pretty but I think they're great anyway.
When I want a great recipe I know I can count on the author of the October Farm blog. I've tried a few of her recipes and I've never been disappointed. Recently I made her Blueberry Muffins with Lime Glaze and both Kim and I loved them.
My friend Teresa from Seasonal Wisdom called the other day and said did I want some pond plants? Now we have three more plants for our pond. She also gave me some garden books. Good grief, thanks!
I've received seeds from Patsi at Garden Endeavors and from Connie at Notes From a Cottage Garden.
I've also been given countless gardening advice just by reading all the blogs out there, including Gardens of the Wild Wild West (thanks for the tip about Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle, I bought one for our Moongarden), I Garden Daily, Catherine at A Gardener in Progress, this guy makes me laugh; An Obsessive Neurotic Gardener, her troubles make mine seem small; Brambleberries in the Rain, of course Gardening With Grace, her courage and sense of humor inspire me; Here On The Prairies, my little taste of France; La nature et la plume, insect education from Randy and Meg, one of my first blogging "friends", Rosemary, and fellow chicken lover, Green Frieda.
There are so many great bloggers out there and I am enjoying all of you.
I think that with this awful tragedy in Norway recently it's made me think of all the really great people I see in the world. There are so many. And perhaps this is a good time to remind ourselves of that. I know I need something to counterbalance the horrible actions of one person.
So thanks to all of you. I know I haven't included everyone I could have, there are too many, but I appreciate you all.