What are the best gardening blogs?
January 15, 2010 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Recommend me the best gardening blogs!

The last time I was deeply immersed in gardening was ... well, way back before the days of the interwebs. Now that I finally have a backyard of my own, I'm sure there must be a skillion blogs out there kept by gardeners sharing their photos, inspirations, discoveries, successes and failures, photos, etc. etc. Which do you think are the best of the lot?

I'm interested in both ornamental and edible gardening, and would particularly welcome sites focusing on the Pacific NW. Not really looking for how-to info; rather, I'm seeking ideas, inspiration, and reflection, from people who are passionate about their gardens.
posted by Kat Allison to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite is You Grow Girl.
posted by toxic at 5:15 PM on January 15, 2010

I recently heard a talk by the owners of a blog called Homegrown Evolution. It focuses on urban gardening and takes a somewhat philosophical approach. By that, I mean it encourages a culture of gardening. There is also a lot about chickens. =)
posted by johnxlibris at 6:23 PM on January 15, 2010

You may find some like-minded people with good blogs on My Folia. It's set-up as a community where you can track your own garden's process, but with links to other peoples journals and pictures. You can specifically look for others in the same climate or with a type of garden you're interested in.
posted by saffry at 7:25 PM on January 15, 2010

Three of my faves:

The Garden Professors
Garden Rant
Pam Penick's Digging
posted by SpecialK at 8:39 PM on January 15, 2010

Not a blog per se, but still a great forum is gardenweb.

Once you get there, click on the "forums" link. There's multiple organizational approaches to their forums -- by region, plant type, gardening style, etc. Very detailed, lots of expert advice, a few cranks/nutjobs, like any community forum. Here is a Pacific Northwest seed exchange forum there.

If you're into tomatos, this is a great forum for absolutely top-notch advice and even seed exchange with a world-class heirloom tomato culturist. It's a bit primitive to navigate, but excellent overall.
posted by yesster at 9:14 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

Rainy Side Gardeners is focused on the Pacific Northwest. They seem to average about 1-2 posts per day.
posted by surfgator at 9:44 PM on January 15, 2010

Rurality and Niches
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 6:40 AM on January 16, 2010

A Way to Garden - by Margaret Roach, a former editor of Martha Stewart Living. Based in New York.
posted by Gortuk at 6:57 AM on January 16, 2010

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