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

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


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

  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.

  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!

  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

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

  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!!


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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