Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Autumnal Honor and Surprise



I offer you this plate of Louisiana satsumas in humble gratitude. I was so shocked to find out that Horticulture magazine has included my blog in their list of their favorite top 20 garden blogs. There are some great blogs on the list that I'm already familiar with, and some new ones to me that I want to visit. They can all be found by clicking through from the Horticulture store website or right here. Some of my favorites are not listed, which surprises me. But I guess it really shouldn't as we all have certain ideas about what we want to see in a garden blog. And a list is just a list; you can't list them all! You can see some of my favorites in the sidebar on the right.

What really amazes me about this honor is that I think Horticulture was the first garden magazine I subscribed to, probably a couple of decades ago. (Although I'd been gardening before that, I couldn't afford any magazine subscriptions til then!) Who would have thought that my initial forays into gardening (with the magazine's help) would eventually lead to me journaling my gardening thoughts in cyberspace? Amazing.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jean, I think your blog is wonderful. I was included as well and I have to tell you, I was as shocked as you were. Do you know if it will appear in the actual magazine or just on the newsletter?

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  2. Congratulation to you, Jean. I'm not a bit surprised that your blog has been recognized by Horticulture magazine. I knew you were something special the first time I read Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog.

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  3. Congratulations, Jean. I couldn't believe the photo of the satsumas. What a coincidence; I'm eating one of ours as I read my favorite blogs. They certainly are delicious.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  4. Mmm, yummy looking citrus! Congratulations on your mention in Horticulture. Several of my favorites are on that list, including yours, Jean.

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  5. That is fabulous Jean! Congratulations. You certainly deserve it! Well Done. Carol

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  6. Congratulations Jean, It is a wonderful feeling that the "professionals" recognize gardeners like you who blog or is it the other way around :-).Those satsumas are making my mouth drool.

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  7. Hi Phillip - congrats back to you! I think I saw someone say it would appear in the next magazine issue (Feb/Mar). But that's just rumor; I haven't heard anything from anyone at the mag.

    Thanks to you all because you encourage me to keep blogging. It's been tremendous fun and continues to be.

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  8. Congrats Jean,
    It was a good list of great blogs - yours chief among them.

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  9. Congratulations! You're doing something right. I'm glad I got to meet you and became acquainted with your wonderful blog. I hope you continue to enjoy it for a long time.

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  10. Jean, The satsumas look delicious~~They are a favorite winter treat in our home. Congrats to you for being on the favs list! I thoroughly agree with them...your blog is the tops! I am on the list, but have no idea how that happened! gail

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  11. A big congrats, Jean, well done and much deserved recognition. Those satsumas make me want to bite into the laptop screen!

    That waterway invasive is just plain scary. Dare we hope for a hard freeze for you all? The pink palm was pretty funny. Did you gamble? And win anything? Really, plant shopping sounds like much more fun to me. :-)

    Frances

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  12. Hi Jean, Congratulations! I was also surprised to find my blog on the list; but you're right about lists; everyone would make their own... a few of my favorites are notably absent from the list!

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  13. yes, it's fascinating how the act of blogging about gardening has become as vital as the act of gardening itself. But then, I think a lot of us were writers already, so it made sense. It's now as if I'm gardening for all the other bloggers, as well as for myself.

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  14. Congratulations, Jean! You deserve the honor; your photos alone are always outstanding. The fruit looks delicious!

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  15. Jean, congratulations on an honor well-deserved! I'm looking forward to your next visit to Houston so we can pay a visit to deserving nurseries!

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