I have been blogging since May of 2007.
Learning every year about garden blogging, in a self taught manner which usually leads to a lot of hair pulling , groaning, and expletives that set the cats flying to less stressful corners of the house.
I am a retired army wife who has been fortunate to live literally from the edge of the east coast of Canada, to the edge of the west coast.
We eventually settled in Kingston, a small city on Lake Ontario in the garden zone 5b.
A highlight of our postings was living in the Netherlands for four years.
South Limburg province, which is nestled between Belgium and Germany.
We lived in the village of Schinveld and worked in the small city of Brunssum for NATO.
This was where the garden bug ingrained itself DEEPLY into me.
To see what literal Edens that were created in such tiny spaces, of their beautiful quaint homes.
Seeing fields upon fields, of bold colour swaths of tulips .. it took my breath away.
Even an "almost" gardener had be changed with seeing such vistas.
So, my garden blog ... it has also impacted my life in a huge way.
It has connected me to a vast community of gardeners that are amazing people.
There is something very special about gardeners .. we feel more connected to the earth and it's creatures.
My niche is as a non professional,a lot less demanding that way .. an everyday gardener who learns constantly both about blogging, my garden, and more so about individual plants, and whether they flourish or fail in my 5b zone.
I have also written about mail order companies and what my experiences have been from them.
This has influenced some of my fellow gardeners on whether to try a certain company out or not.
Garden blogging is a vast highway of information exchange between us all, what ever zone we are in.
We all benefit from each other's knowledge and experience.
A fantastic perk to this connection is amazing encouragement from fellow garden bloggers.
Every day gardeners,(well seasonal ones as in north of the line from all year round?) that have racked up extensive and practical knowledge of plants in their gardens.
The name for my blog came from two previous attempts to feel "just right".
Third time lucky ? I AM Canadian .. and add my name to "garden" ? presto !
This is me : )
P.S. I thought I might as well be honest about how difficult it is for me to physically garden now.
I have a number of painful chronic conditions but most times I can over ride how I feel so I can connect with my garden .. it is hard to describe what that connection is unless you are another gardener .. then you understand that feeling .. during our long winters I am able to rest and build up my strength to hit the ground running come Spring .. it will be a very sad day for me when I can't do that.
I always hope to hear from other gardeners who have physical problems and how they deal with it all.