We develop sort of an owl-like vision where we swivel our view to face the direct past or look into the future. I guess it is part of the planning process that leads to our New Year's divide, resulting in resolutions and plans.This past year was, overall, a good gardening year for me; although I did end the season with an injury to my knee which is taking lots of time to heal. Still, I powered … [Read more...] about Looking Frontwards and Backwards
Autumn glory of PyracanthaWooded walk with the familyEven an unkempt yard has beautyBeautiful Therese BugnetSnow lines the brush along a stream~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ // ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Visit Ilona's Garden Journal on facebook: Click here © 2013 written for Ilona's Garden Journal by Ilona E. An excellent blog. … [Read more...] about Photos From The Past Year
Too often I complicate things. Design, schedules, life, conversations, in all these things I am a complex person who likes detail and intricacy. But therein is my great appreciation of simplicity. Sometimes all that busyness gets tiring, overwhelming, and the sweet refreshment of something simple stands out with such beauty that it makes me pause and consider. Those are the moments when I realize … [Read more...] about The Beauty Of Simplicity
Stream in the park on a sunny day. You know what I miss about the older way of blogging? The blogroll. It used to be my favorite way of discovering garden blogs to read, and keep up with ones I liked. I never cottoned to the RSS readers, somehow.This page once had an active blogroll when there was the automated service which made it so easy. That was one of those blogging features that went … [Read more...] about One Thing I Miss In Blogging
For Garden Bloggers I always wanted to attend one of those Garden Blogger conferences that have been held in years past, but could never work out all the logistics. Now there is an official sort of conference being held in Atlanta and I decided to go ahead and commit, even though I felt the fee was a bit steep.Thankfully there was a bit of an early discount applied (good until August 10), … [Read more...] about Going To My First Garden Blogger Conference
Winter can't possibly hang on, it knows that... and each passing week it gets weaker ( teeny tiny pun there). Yet, until sometime in May we can get frosts. Recently we got walloped with a snowstorm here in Ohio and some of it is still on the ground today. I have taken lots of photos of winter in the past, but it was fun to tromp around the yard yesterday morning and I took some more snowy photos. … [Read more...] about Winter Gets Weaker
In the explosion of garden websites and blogs, it seems we usually visit and talk about the same old usual suspects. Some of which I don't find all that great, for my purposes, anyway; but lately as I have been writing and looking for more information I have found some garden information gems.It inspired me to go on a discovery quest, and the following sites are what I've come up with. Of course, … [Read more...] about 15 Lesser Known, But No Less Great Garden Websites
I bet it is! Even in the middle of winter, in the deep freeze of January, there are interesting things that keep a gardener busy. Of course for someone like me who just pretty much wants to hibernate, there is always something like Zazzle to keep you occupied. I made this design with just words. I think I should buy one for spring, what do you think? Blog My Garden T-shirt by … [Read more...] about Is Your Garden Blog Worthy?