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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Bump in the Road

Call it a flat tire or a big pothole that just threw out the alignment, but it’s time to reconsider the vested interest in writing a daily blog. A recent New York Times article points out that overall, blogs may be dwindling. To narrow it down a bit more specifically, a recent survey conducted for the Garden Writers Association just released results for the ‘under 40-year-olds regarding their activities, plans and opinions about plants, gardening, using organic products, gardening information sources, and basically, why they did or did not garden.’ Garden websites and blogs fell in the middle of the pack. Well, let’s not say it’s a dying breed but the top place for garden information for this group is from friends and neighbors, followed by books, classes, nurseries, magazines and television even before they hit the garden specific web sites and blogs. Surprisingly Facebook and Twitter were at the very bottom.

From a gardening perspective, I see this as great news. Information is still being conveyed in the garden world via the old-fashion way – through personal contact with friends and neighbors. With that in mind, I’ll keep blogging along because it’s my daily message in a bottle; a gentle reminder that gardening is still holding strong. It’s part of our fabric as human beings. So remember the quote by Janet Kilburn Phillips. "There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”

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