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. Can’t wait to hear about everyone’s adventures during the Second Annual G2B! I was honored to attend the inaugural gathering, and it was one of the best few days I had all year. Thank you again, Allen, for organizing such a cool event–and safe travels to all the participants this year!

  2. I can’t wait to hear about all the adventures from this year’s G2b! I was honored to attend the inaugural event, and it was one of the best few days I had all year. Thank you, Allen, for organizing this event and for being such a gracious host–and safe travels to all of this year’s participants!

  3. Kylee Baumle says:

    I’m literally on my way there now! (Sitting in the Chicago airport, waiting for my next flight.) Like Jenny, last year’s Arkansas adventure was one of the highlights of my year. I just know this year’s trip will be, too. Thank you for this opportunity to learn and share with my fellow writers and gardeners! See you soon!

  4. I would like to nominate the above blog in Allen’s Blog competition. Not sure if this is the right screen to enter. Thanks.

  5. Linda says:

    Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow!

  6. Jennie says:

    Red Dirt Ramblings is of course my favorite. I went to high school with Dee but didn’t know her well. Now I love her and her blog because she not only talks gardening and posts beautiful pictures of her place in the country but let’s us in on her personal life. I’ve learned about her grandmother and seen precious pictures of Dee as a young child. One of my favorite more recent post – A cottage in the woods with roses for me? – a most romantic story.

  7. Stacey says:

    Although all of the blogs are great and have made my iPad’s bookmark list, Seasonal Wisdom -Teresa is my favorite. From the beautiful design and photography of the site, to the categorization of edibles, ornamentals, etc. and the areas dedicated to pets in the garden, this one had me hooked from first look. The most recent posting about May Wine drew me in right away, as Sweet Woodruff is one of my favorites! Congrats to all bloggers and enjoy the week!

    • Wow, Stacey, I’m very honored. Thanks very much for your kind words about Seasonal Wisdom! Always glad to hear someone besides my family is reading my blog ;) And a big thanks to P. Allen Smith and all the bloggers attending this year. It’s a special opportunity to see wonderful gardens, and spend time with some of the nicest people. Have fun everyone. Best, Teresa

  8. Amy Dempster says:

    Looking forward to following all of the fun this week! I follow many of the bloggers listed but my favorite to look at daily is Studio G for all the amazing new garden ideas!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve just found your blog thanks to Storey Publishing. I don’t really have a favorite blog. I’ve been using ehow.com for all of my gardening questions. I don’t have a flower garden, but I do have a veggie garden that is rather huge (20′x100′). I’m always looking for new fruits and veggies to plant. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

  10. I must admit that I don’t have a favorite gardening blog — I’m looking forward to checking out all the links above and discovering a favorite! :)

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