Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Guide To Northeastern Gardening: Two Year Anniversary-The Story Behind the Blog

It has been two years since I started writing this blog and it has brought more enjoyment to my life than I could have possibly imagined.  My love of gardening goes back as far as when I was five years old, growing marigolds in pretty planters on our old brick barbecue in the backyard, and possessing a love to dig in the soil with my toy shovel.  I guess that is where it all started.  I have always had a passion for anything green and realized by 1996 that I should make this passion more than just a hobby.  With the encouragement of family and friends I went back to school, furthered my education and started up a landscape design business.  Now I can share my lifelong passion and enjoy working with others and their gardens...who could ask for more!  After seeing the movie "Julia and Julie"  in 2009 I set out on the Internet on a quest for garden blogs and was surprised to find a whole new world out there.  I wondered if I wrote about gardening if anyone would come to read it so I started "A Guide To Northeastern Gardening" February of 2010.  Since then I have met a wealth of garden blogging friends who are such a joy to know and share ideas with.  I can say that blogging has truly enriched my life.  To celebrate two years of blogging here are some of my favorite gardening photos that I would like to share.  I hope you enjoy them!
Swallowtail Butterfly on Butterfly Bush
Spring Splender

Cottage Garden

Lillium Stargazer
Backyard Raised Garden

Rose Garden
Front Border Garden
Evergreen & Perennial Garden
Daylilly Stella D Oro
Perennial Garden
Knock Out Rose

Waterfall
Dragonfly on Buddleia
Lampost Garden

Tropical Flower from Aruba Garden-Allamanda cathartica 'Sunee'
 (Dwarf Allamanda )

Hosta Garden

Garden Love

I hope you continue to stop by and visit and share your love of gardening with me.  It has truly been a pleasure and I love hearing your comments and reading about your ongoing gardening adventures.   One could say that garden blogging is "chicken soup for the soul!"

As Always...Happy Gardening!

Author:Lee@ A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved


6 comments:

  1. As a fellow NYer, I really enjoy your blog. Congrats on your anniversary, and many, many more. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Happy Blogaversary x 2! :) Good for you in going back to school and pursuing your dreams. I'm sure it took a lot of courage to do so, but I bet every day you are paid back by being able to work in the soil and with plants. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  3. Thank you Al and HolleyGarden. Pursing my dreams did take a lot of hard work and I couldn't have done it without my support system. I am so thankful for those important people in my life and am thankful everyday that I followed through!

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  4. Lovely, Lee! Who would have known how far this would go and how much joy it would bring to you! WE love you and admire your work--all of it, in the science department, too! xoxo

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  5. Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging! Enjoyed the garden photos!

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  6. Hi – It’s good to read such interesting stuff on the Internet as I have been able to discover here. I agree with much of what is written here and I’ll be coming back to this website again. Thanks again for posting such great reading material!!

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Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!

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