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Consider me humbled.

You may have noticed I'm not the hippest blogster in the bunch. In other words, if it's hot and happening in the blog world, you're NOT likely to read about it here.

Believe me, I'm not bragging. I get that my creds as a blogger are slightly pathetic, possibly even considered rude, if the standard of gentility is linking to others.

So consider me a plant in need of sunlight and nourishment and help me out here. What are the enlightening, surprising, irreverent and relevant plant-related blogs I need to read?



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Hi, please come surf my blog for a random and growing collection of information about a "rediscovered" crop plant: chia!

Sent by Margaret Conover, Ph.D. | 1:20 PM | 4-25-2008

Sent by DWM | 3:31 PM | 4-25-2008 is my every-day read. They're even good about picking up on what's going on in the blogs and pointing readers to other blogs.

Sent by Jim/ | 3:40 PM | 4-25-2008

Try this
Not just plants.

Sent by TimWilson | 4:23 PM | 4-25-2008

Well I'll kick in Pruned

More Landscape oriented, some very cool stuff about the enviroment and the Arts.

Sent by Greg | 6:56 PM | 4-25-2008

Hi Ketzel,

I'm not a gardener but I am a new webby NPR guy. So maybe your readers know about some of these:

Sent by Dick Meyer | 10:04 PM | 4-25-2008

Excellent start, thank you all. All comers still welcome...

Sent by Ketzel Levine | 10:09 AM | 4-26-2008

@I know you aren't a knitter by vocation, but Panopticon is often very funny. Nor should you ignore Birdchick .

Sent by LauraJ | 7:01 PM | 4-26-2008

Hi Ketzel, there are so many good garden blogs my blogroll is getting pretty long. But here are a few of my favorites:
You Grow Girl
Hills and Plains Seedsavers - Australia
Bliss - Netherlands
Scarecrows Garden - Australia
Utah Valley Gardens

Hope you enjoy these small examples of what is out there. Good luck in your search.

Sent by Greg W | 10:42 AM | 4-27-2008

Don't forget the garden blog awards at

with many great garden blogs listed in the finalist.

Sent by Gloria | 12:45 AM | 4-28-2008

Starting in a suburb of Madison Wi in a lawn dominated developement a susstainable garden and lifestyle grows at...

Sent by Gloria | 6:24 PM | 4-28-2008

I'm not a blogger in touch with much either but here are a couple/three of my must reads:

and I hope you'll check out mine too - written in the potting shed of one of New England's prettiest public gardens (if I may say so myself):
Thanks for asking! -Kris at Blithewold

Sent by Kristin Green | 8:56 AM | 4-30-2008

Homebody is the blog to visit for Southern California gardeners on the lookout for new plants profiles, garden design, chicken disasters and other ideas.

Sent by Cindy McNatt | 12:03 PM | 5-12-2008

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