Welcome to my garden
No One Gardens Alone. That's the title writer Emily Herring Wilson gave her biography of famed garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985).
It is an ironic title, because, in a sense, everyone gardens alone.
For me and so many others like me, the garden is the place I go to think alone or work alone. It is a good gardening day when I can spend a couple of hours in my garden without interruption from the outside world.
This blog, Garden Variety, will be my tip of the hat to author Wilson. It is where I hope to meet you and hundreds of other gardeners, a place where we can share our passion, our frustration, our failures, our successes. Garden Variety will be a place where we gardeners can be with other gardeners.
So join me on this cyber-gardening adventure, whether you are gardening for the first time this season, or whether your garden is a regular stop on garden tours.
I want you to send pictures of your garden or your favorite flowers. I want you to send lots of pictures. You can e-mail them to email@example.com.
I want to hear about why you garden, and what drives you crazy about your garden. I want to hear your questions, and I will try my best to get answers for you.
I want Garden Variety to be a clearinghouse for garden events, so send me news of your plant sales, your garden tours, your lectures and seminars, your meetings and your trips and anything else you have on your garden calendar.
And I want Garden Variety to be a place you go when you can't get out to your garden, a place where we do not garden alone.
My Garden. Photo courtesy of Susan Reimer