Second Annual Garden2Blog

What’s the easiest way to keep up with the gardening world? Garden blogs. You talk about folks that have their fingers on the pulse. You’ll find garden bloggers at flower shows, horticulture trade shows, and touring gorgeous gardens and industry facilities. Like green reporters they suss out all the latest trends to bring to readers of their blogs. A garden blog is also an informative resource for region specific tips and news.

I’m pleased to say that this week 25 garden bloggers will be here in Little Rock for our second annual Garden2Blog event. For two days we’ll tour area gardens and hang out at the Moss Mountain Farm Garden Home. In addition to the bloggers team members from several of my Garden Home partner companies will be there. It’s a great way to get industry and media folks talking.

For me the event offers an opportunity to hang out with people who share my passion for gardening and learn a thing or two while I’m at it.

I’m kicking off the celebration with a giveaway. Tell me about your favorite garden blog for a chance to a Garden2Blog goodie bag, three signed garden how-to decks, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour, a trio of manure teas from Authentic Haven Brand (love this stuff!), Fun with Winter Seed Sowing eBook by Monica Milla, Container Gardening for All Seasons by Barbara Wise and I Garden Urban Style by Michael Nolan.

I’ll select a winner on Wednesday May 9th, 2012. Click here for the official rules.

Congrats to Nicky from DirtandMartinis.com. She’s the winner of the Garden2Blog giveaway. Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment. Great blog recommendations!

The group at our inaugural Garden2Blog in 2011.

Great Garden Blogs to Follow

Edible Gardening

The Casual Gardener

Seasonal Wisdom – Teresa
Our Little Acre write Kylee hanging out in front of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion playhouse.

Garden Humor

The Grumpy Gardener

Good Enough Gardening
We literally rode into Scott, Arkansas on a storm. A tornado was spotted in the area as our bus was making it's way to Marlsgate Plantation.

Garden Design

Gardening with Confidence

Garden Smack Down

J. Peterson Garden Design

Miss Rumphius’ Rules
Annie & Bren. Annie owns & operates Authentic Haven Brand moo poo tea and Bren hosts #GardenChat every Monday.

Small Space Gardening

Life on the Balcony

Urban Organic Gardener

Container Gardening on About.com
Fern from Life on the Balcony, Mike from Urdan Organic Gardener, & Jenny from J. Peterson Garden Design Peterson

Design

Urban Gardens

Kerri from ContainerGardening.About.com, Shirley from Garden World TV, Robin from Urban Gardens, & Laura from Punk Rock Gardens

General Gardening

BG Garden

Red Dirt Ramblings

The Garden World Report

Southern Post Journal

Our Little Acre

Punk Rock Gardens

The Garden Buzz

The Garden Faerie

Garden Girl

Heavy Petal Nursery

Read Between the Limes

North Coast Gardening

Me and Lois from Bonnie Plants. Love me some Lois.

37 Responses to Second Annual Garden2Blog

  1. Jan Johnsen says:

    My garden blog is ‘Serenity in the Garden’ on blogspot….

    How do I get my garden blog on your illustrious list?

  2. Sandy Masingill says:

    I am so thankful for all the garden/design blogs out in cyber world and wish I could be at G2B. In the 23 yrs. we have lived on our little patch of heaven, I have borrowed many of the ideas & growing tips to create this simple, everchanging woodland landscape that just takes my breath away. And I am so thankful for blogs like my recent favorite, LIFE ON THE BALCONEY. Though we have an acre and a quarter, I use these simple, unique and colorful ideas. I work 8hrs/5days/wk, therefore I need to keep it simple so I can actually complete a project. Can’t wait to get my leaning wooden pallet garden going. I love the idea of using what others call junk such as a seatless patio chair and a rusted, legless wheelbarrel. I even have some cutup sections of our fiberglass church steeple that was hit by lightening years ago. LOTB makes my creative juices go wild. Unfortunately, a recent trip on a sweet gum ball has put all my dream projects on hold for a little while, fractured fibula. Happy Gardening, ya’ll

  3. Sandy Masingill says:

    Oh, yeah, wish I could rub shoulders at G2B, I’d promise to be quiet and just listen. What an exciting thought. Oh, well, think I’ll read a blog. LIFE ON THE BALCONEY, here I come.

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