Have you ever wondered what the point of Blogging was? Guess what, there are lots of great reasons for gardeners to Blog! You can use it to show family and friends what you’ve been up to in your garden, or just to keep a record of your garden from year to year. Blogging is also a great way to meet fellow gardeners in your area…and around the world. Join some area bloggers as they discuss what spurred them to start blogging and what the benefits have been as a result.
Here are the five Bloggers that will be leading the discussion:
Heather Tucker blogs at Just a Girl With A Hammer
Heather’s house-buying adventures were filmed for an episode of My First Place where the disembodied narrator questioned whether she was making “the biggest financial mistake of her life.” The jury is still out on whether he was right or not.
Heather is a passionate gardener and DIYer. “I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m a librarian so I have access to a lot of how-to books. I’m also pushy, so I get a lot of help and advice from my awesome friends.”
Ann Amato blogs at Amateur Bot-ann-ist
Ann started blogging in 2007 as a way to reach out after years of chronic illness. Since then her autoimmune illness has gone into remission but she still channels a lot of what she learned about therapeutic gardening into social work with foster children and writing. She is the author of AncientForests and Western Man, a black-and-white pictorial history of the logging industry on the West Coast and has worked for many years as a copy editor. She especially enjoys germinating plants from seed, native plants, rare species and ikebana.
Loree Bohl blogs at danger garden
Loree has been gardening in Portland since July of 2005, and started her blog in March of 2009. Having pushed her zone to the point of pain she’s now settled in to a slightly more accepting version of what a Portland garden can be. She is a founding member and the communications director of plantlust.com (an online plant directory connecting gardeners with the plants they want and the nurseries that grow them).
Jane Finch-Howell blogs at MulchMaid
Jane has been blogging since April, 2009 and retains garden records back to 1989. She is a Master Gardener, a member of the Hardy Plant Society, and chairs the Grounds Committee at the Historic Overlook House (http://www.historicoverlookhouseorg/) a Portland Parks Department property managed by the Friends of Overlook House. Jane’s current garden is five years old and she retains close ties to her previous garden of nineteen years, including one gorgeous Arbutus menziesii she planted there.
Scott Weber blogs at RhoneStreetGardens
Scott moved to Portland from Nebraska eight years ago to fulfill a long-held dream of living in the Northwest. Scott’s blog chronicles his experience and impressions as a Portland gardener. Scott was appointed as a fill-in member of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon in December 2012 to fill a Board vacancy, and he now stands for election to a full two-year term. A true nerd, Scott’s gardening inspiration comes from such varied sources as the gardens of Piet Oudolf, the paintings of Monet and the music of early 20th century English Romantic composers.
We hope yo see you there on Saturday June 8th, at 1 pm.