I saw a post on social media this week from a large plant grower who wrote, “You might not be thinking about gardening right now, but we’re busy growing millions of plants for next spring.”
And I thought to myself, “I think about my garden every single day of the entire year. Doesn’t everyone?”
For many of us, gardening isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. It influences every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat and cook with, to the books, magazines and websites we read, to how we spend our free time.
The deeper we delve into this craft of ours the more we realize how much there is to learn. The details of gardening are what breathe life into this pursuit and keep it interesting, engaging…and even addicting.
Over the last 11 months, hundreds of thousands of passionate gardeners have visited my website. And you’re one of these amazing people! I’m so grateful that you’re a part of my community and that you love gardening as much as I do.
Dearest blog reader, I’m so grateful you’ve joined me in the grand adventure that is gardening this year. This blog is a community. We’re people who enjoy real food, pursue a connection with nature, and seek the satisfaction that comes from creating things with our own hands. Thanks for reading my words, offering your comments and questions, and making the effort to carve out time in your own life for your garden.
According to you, here are the top 5 most read blog posts of 2014:
I love art. And I like to buy it directly from the people who create it. I have a collection that I rotate through my house and I’m always looking for my new favorite artist. As you might have guessed, I’m especially attracted to vegetable garden and nature based art. and always seek out new artists who dabble in this subject that’s close to my heart.
In case you’re looking for a gift for a fellow gardener, or something else to put on your own list, I thought I’d share five favorites that are part of my own collection.