Well I've found another fellow blogger that I really enjoy reading. His site is The Obsessive Neurotic Gardener - how's that for attention grabbing, especially for me -- who counts the shovelfuls of poop as I unload my truck.
He had a fascinating article a couple of weeks back on some of the questions he asks himself as he gardens. Now is it proper to lift material from someone else's blog, provided you give them full credit? Can I make my own comments and observations without offending the author and the rest of the blogging world?
Well since I am my own author, editor and publisher, I am going to make a corporate decision and say yes. If I am out of line, I'm certain someone will gently nudge me back on the straight and narrow.
Credit to Whom Credit is Due:
So I'm often asking myself this question. Since the ONG (Obsessive Neurotic Gardener) is concentrating on gardening I'll do the same. No, I don't pretend to be a gardening expert - if you are looking for the proper Latin names of plants, this probably isn't the place. Yes, I probably can give you the proper names of many plants, but that isn't me - not about to try and impress anyone with my Latin skills. Like ONG I like to include photos of my plants. You will probably note that I rarely give photos of complete gardens, usually just individual plants. Things around our place are far too often in transition as opposed to completion - read as i.e. the lawn isn't freshly cut, that particular bed hasn't been weeded or dead headed.
Yes I ask myself this one too. I try not to darken Walmart's doors if at all possible. However Home Depot does offer some great sales, and usually has good strong healthy plants. I tend to be a bit of a shopper when it comes to plants - whoever has something I want at that time, at a good price, I usually plunk down the cash. The right time and place is usually at the end of the season though, when prices are severely slashed and I have time to do some garden renovations or new projects. I find in the spring, it is just too busy and plants are at a premium.
|In my mind's eye - only!|
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.