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Garden Blogs - Stay Informed and In Touch with Other Gardeners

Gardeners like to share things from their gardens, even their thoughts. It's a great way to learn and be inspired. The blogs listed here are some of my favorites and blogs I think are among the best on the web. Please let me know if you've discovered other blogs you'd like to share.

allan becker.garden guru
Allen Becker is a garden designer in Montreal, Canada and a garden book reviewer. His blog is a nice mix of garden chat, favorite plants, design ideas and tips on books for gardeners.

Angela's Northern California Garden Blog
With an Environmental Horticulture degree, a sideline business in garden photography and an enviable Zone 9b location, Angela has all the makings of a great year round blog. Lots of tips for the West Coast, of course, but there's plenty of garden talk to engage climate challenged gardeners too. Take a peek, if only to enjoy the photos.

Eden Makers
If you've watched Shirley Bovshow on HGTV's "Garden Police" and wanted her makeover advice without the embarrassment of seeing her pull into your diveway for committing crimes against your landscape, you can check out her blog without fear.

Garden Ideas
More of a magazine than a personal blog. It's well laid out with lots of magazine quality graphics and a great cross section of plant and design information.

Garden Voices - Great Garden Clippings from Around the Web
Hosted by the popular Garden Web, blogger 'Old Roses' finds her favorite garden writing and photos and shares these treasures as well as her own thoughts on the subject.

Heavy Petal - Gardening from a West Coast Urban Organic Perspective
You have to be intrigued. Andrea Bellamy is based in British Columbia and Heavy Petal’s mission is "to demonstrate that gardening isn't just for the suburban, the aged, or the hopelessly unfashionable." There are some really good conversations about what things people have tried and what really works. And if you're into guerilla gardening...

Home Gardening Tips
Bill Stanley is a long-time home gardener with an over-the-fence writing style and a good breadth of knowledge to share. Tips on growing all kinds of plants, building benches and ornaments and even chicken feather flower pots.

Idaho Gardener - All about gardening in Idaho and the Rocky Mountains
Mary Ann Newcomer, a native of Idaho, has an impressive horticultural background. She brings a no nonsense sensibility to her thoughts on gardening where you are, rather than trying to turn your garden into something it is not.

In My Kitchen Garden
This is an offshoot of the popular FarmGirlFare blog. Farm Girl loves good food and gardening and talks about both in an off hand, chatty way that makes you feel like old friends catching up with one another. And she has some very good advice to offer after starting and running a farm for over a decade - with no prior experience.

My Grandpa's Garden
Michelle has a love of vegetable gardening passed down from her grandfather, a relatively new yard and garden and a great sense of humor.

North Country Maturing Gardener
This well written and witty blog is the work of a veteran Master Gardener in New Hampshire. She passes along a lot of useful gardening info and is especially keyed into the changes gardeners have to make as they 'Mature'.

The Garden Blog (of a gal growing Southern)
Blogger 'Nelumbo' writes like someone who has just come in from the garden, with first hand accounts of successes, frustrations and many questions. And there's always an interesting comment or two to take the idea further.

The Inadvertent Gardener
You have to love the title. This is a city girl's odyssey into becoming a gardener. She shares things through a fresh eye as her very patient, experienced gardener boyfriend paves the way.

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