Friday, August 6, 2010

Follow Friday - Wonderful local garden blogs

When it comes to gardening, one of the best places to learn is from our fellow gardeners. So I've started a list of some of the great local garden blogs (Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia) I've found. The list is by no means complete. If you have a local garden blog, or know of one that is missing from the list, please send me the info through email or add it in a comment below this post. If your blog is listed and you would also like people to be able to follow you on twitter, include that info too! I'll keep the list up to date, so feel free to link to it or share it with others. And thanks to all of the great garden bloggers out there who have chosen to share their gardens with the world!

** Some local garden blogs I've found:
  • A Leafy Indulgence: A backyard gardener's journal that shares the experiences, thoughts, and resources from Alexandria Virginia.
  • A Maryland Country Garden: blogger Julia Green writes about her garden in an outer suburb of Washington, DC on 6.4 acres
  • Bumblebee: Living the Good Life: Blog about making gardens that are beautiful as well as bountiful, written by Robin Ripley of Calvert County, MD.
  • Caroline's Garden Record: A year in a zone 7 Virginia garden, recorded in words and pictures...Created by Caroline
  • Central Virginia Organic Gardener: A guide to organic gardening in the mid-Atlantic states, with some specifics to central Virginia..and some information applicable across the country! Written by Judy Thomas
  • Diggin' In: Kathy Van Mullekom specialize in habitat, organic and environmentally friendly gardening. She loves gardening for songbirds!
  • Garden Putter:Where in the world does it all come together? In the garden. Written by Beth Py-Lieberman
  • Garden Shoots: A Landscape Designer Branches Out: Beautiful blog by local garden designer / photographer Melissa Clark
  • Garden Variety: A blog for the Mid-Atlantic gardener by The Baltimore Sun's Susan Reimer
  • GardenWise Blog: Tips and advice to keep your garden beautiful by local landscape expert, J. Mark White, ASLA
  • GCV Horticulture: Horticulture Updates from Members of the Garden Clubs of Virginia
  • Gotta Garden:passionate gardener (no!); former master gardener volunteer; daylily enthusiast;
  • Greenish Thumb: sharing the thrill of the dig, the joy of the harvest, decadent eats, and profoundish musings along the way... Created by Wendy in Maryland
  • MacGardens: A gardener's world from the hill on Ball Rd •This blog is meant to capture my observations as an itinerant gardener on seven acres of stony hillside in mid-Maryland (Frederick County to be precise). By John Willis
  • My Brown Thumb: I am a scientist in Bethesda, MD (Zone 6B). I love my pets, good food, good beer, and trying to garden.
  • My Virtual Maryland Garden: A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA...created by Jim McKenney
  • One Plant at a Time: Maryland Gardener Zone 7. Digging into her thoughts and passions about her Gardens,Photography, Crafts, Life and her Family.
  • The Photo Garden Bee: Another beautiful blog by a photographer who loves to visit gardens
  • Virginia Organic Gardener Podcasts - by Judy Thomas
  • Washington Gardener: Blog for Washington Gardener Magazine
** Please only submit blogs that are written to share gardens, NOT sell products.



  1. Thanks for suggesting these. I will check them out.

  2. I like the Gardenwise blog, . Good weekly tips on plants, gardening and green topics, from a native Washingtonian, just like me!

  3. Hi, Just found your blog today and on follow Friday. What luck. Will enjoy catching up with all these local blogs I knew nothing about.

    You just made my world a little bigger. Thanks


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