I'm a plopper. I admit it. When I first started my garden, I was a planner, but I soon became a lover of plants, and so my plopping days began. In fact, my walking garden was designed to be a plopping garden!
Marcia of Birds, Blooms, Books, etc., generously gave me some purple irises last year. I plopped them in the walking garden. I have other irises in that garden. Mostly white ones, but also some purple ones. As a plopper, I didn't remember exactly where I had placed Marcia's irises. So when purple irises started blooming, I wasn't sure if it was my purple irises, or the ones I received from Marcia.
But because I blog, I can look back to see which iris was here last year.
This is the iris I received from Marcia. It's a beautiful, deep, royal purple, with frilly petals that have a white edge and a pure white top. I love it. Thanks, Marcia!
Plopper, planner, novice or expert - blogging is wonderful because:
- I've met some of the sweetest, most generous, and helpful people. All with an interest in a hobby I love.
- I've got a record of my garden. That has really helped me see the differences in the garden from year to year.
If you're not a blogger, but have been thinking about it, I say - try it! At the very least, start taking pictures of your garden. You will be amazed how useful - and enjoyable - it can be to have a daily record of your garden and its blooms.
Has having a daily pictorial of your garden helped you?