Heather Galindo of the Houston Chronicle has this to say about – funny thing – the bloggers of Garden Rant.
Best Gardening Blogs (and what I’ve learned from them)
When I started garden blogging, I (in true only child fashion) thought I was being wildly innovative. As it turns out, lots of great gardening blogs have popped up in the last couple of years and are well worth a look, if not for the yummy gardening tidbits, then for the excellent (and regular… I hate seeing ignored blogs!) writing.
Here are some of my favorites:
Best Writing: Sign of the Shovel
The author has a city house and a country house in New York. She’s a professional writer, funny and wry and sharp as a tack. Every post is an absolute gem and totally humbles me.
Well Rounded: Takoma Gardener
Also a marvelous writer, Susan’s posts are always informative, full of “go get ’em” spirit, and activist-minded. She’s a terrific garden designer and an actual, real life Gardening Coach. “Drop and pull 20 weeds!” Okay not quite like that, but man, I wish she was near here rather than in the DC area to coach me. Just today, her blog convinced me to try overseeding our small, pathetic yard with clover. I’ll report back on that later.
Opinionated: Dirt By Amy Stewart
Amy lives in Northern California and is the author of two terrific books on gardening, with another set to come out in early 2007 on the cut flower industry. Amy has strong environmentalist views (without being
all doom and gloom, thankfully) and is a terrific read. She has two other blogs, one about the 4 chickens she’s raising and one on vermicomposting, both of which are linked from Dirt. Her first book is the one that really inspired me to take on the garden with total abandon, so I really owe her a debt of gratitude.