Grab Bag

Garden blogs by region, too

Boy, we are really going regional here today.  Marie’s request that the Friends of Rant be listed by region prompted me to finish the reorganizing of my own Blogroll by Region (already in progress!) and get it up here today. 

Who’s on it?  Everyone who was on the Friends of Rant list last summer when I started the blogroll, plus everyone who’s asked to be included since.  It’s open to all and I’ll be adding it to our Regional Guru site, so y’all send me your links! The Friends of Rant list is open to all readers, too.

And guess what.  Grouped by region, the list is suddenly interesting to me.  I get to be impressed by the irrepressible blogging spirit of Midwestern gardeners.  And is anybody doing it in Arizona and New Mexico?  And if not, why not?

Hint.  Garden in two different regions – or better yet, different countries, like Graham Rice – and you get listed twice. 

Posted by on January 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm, in the category Grab Bag.
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26 responses to “Garden blogs by region, too”

  1. Susan, you keep leading the way! Thanks.

  2. Frances says:

    Always wanting to be counted in.

    Faire Garden
    Southeast Tennessee


  3. Leslie says:

    I’d like to be included also…I’m in Northern California, USDA zone 9, Sunset zone 14.

  4. Meg says:

    Cool! That’s a great idea. Can we be on the list?

    Southeastern PA, zone 6a/b … Northeast or Mid-Atlantic region, depending who you ask

  5. Les, Zone 8a says:

    I would love to be on your list. I am in Norfolk, Va and you can see my blog at:

  6. You don’t have anyone from the plains, or even Nebraska? Everyone likes Nebraska–famed for world class corn, er, gardens.

  7. Debbie TT says:

    Covering the Pacific Northwest is Muck About at

  8. Heh, I just mailed you my info using ordinary email – am I starting to be oldfashioned? And I do agree that gardening in Arizona would be interesting to read about.

  9. wiseacre says:

    A very nice idea. Can you add climate zones to each link discription in order to fine tune each region?

  10. I just used ordinary old email too to reintroduce myself but wanted to second Wiseacre – zones are handy – and interesting to see who far away from us gardens in a “nearby” zone. Thanks for making this list!
    -kris at Blithewold (zone 6)

  11. Commonweeder says:

    Susan, Another great idea!
    I garden in Western Massachusetts, at an elevation of 1700 feet, in the middle of 20 acres of field where the Montreal Express comes roaring by in the winter. Zephyrs all the rest of the year. Technically, Zone 5, but I always look for very hardy plants. I love checking out those mid-western blogs.
    Pat at

  12. Please add me too. I garden in central Oklahoma. Thanks.~~Dee

  13. Darcy says:

    Long-time lurker, first-time commenter … love your site.

    I’d be great if you could add my blog to your rolls (

    I’m in Portland, Oregon, USDA Zone 8/9, Sunset Zone 6.

  14. gardenmentor says:

    Thanks again Susan! I can’t wait to meet you at Maymont!

  15. Count me in: http://mcgregor's, blogging from Chicagoland.

  16. I can’t believe I screwed up my own address. Here it is correctly, (I’m having computer problems with non-responsive programs & hungry kids, sorry.)

  17. Earth Girl says:

    At, I blog about my zone 5 northern Indiana garden (plus whatever else strikes my fancy.) During the season, I also post pictures about my garden restoration efforts at a state historic site: It’s another zone 5 northern Indiana garden. Thanks for pulling this together!

  18. DriftingDudeSC says:

    Thank you for the list. A great idea!

  19. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I would like to be included. I live in SW INdiana.

    I can’t wait to see this. When one travels you can look at how it will seem when you arrive in a new area.

  20. Maria says: is a New York City based urban garden blog

  21. VP says:

    Here’s one from the UK for you 🙂

  22. Tina says:

    Can you please add my blog to your regional blog roll? I am in Napa, Ca.
    Happy Growing!

  23. Aiyana says:

    Please add me to your regional list. I’m an Arizona gardener, specializing in cacti and succulents. USDA Zone 9b.

  24. Mick says:

    I’d love to be on the regional list too. I’m an expat Brit fighting both the elements and my incompetence.
    My little veggie plot is in the top NE corner of Oklahoma near Grove.

  25. kendra says:

    If you would like another California gardener, I’d love to be included. I’ll add you to mine for sure.