No fooling

Daff cam 3-31-08Does this look familiar? Now is when I officially might start repeating myself – exactly one year ago tomorrow I wrote Blithewold’s first ever blog post – I kid you not. It’s Blithewold’s anniblogiversary!! And it’s truly déjà vu all over again because it looks for all the world like we’re on the same track as last year. Here’s my first post – should I just say “ditto”? This morning a few regular Deadheads, a couple of new faces and Joel potted up about 200 cuttings and transplanted at least as many seedlings. (What would we do without the volunteers?) Robin, Toni, Joel and Nick the WillingJust like last year, tomorrow promises wind and we’ll definitely start cleaning up the North Garden this week. No doubt I’ll even want to wax rhapsodic all over again about those adorable little velvet accordian fold Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s mantle) leaves hidden under last seasons scrunky dead stuff. (I mentioned to Julie how much I love cleaning up the Lady’s mantle and she looked at me like I was painted purple. Come on! What’s not to love about that job?)

As gardeners we’re used to doing the same thing over and over, year in and out (dig, plant, weed, repeat). It’s a good thing our gardens are never the same twice though because I’d hate for this part of my job to become redundant. One of the most rewarding things – and the one I had no real idea of when I proposed writing a blog for Blithewold – was getting to meet such an amazing group of gardeners from all over the world. I live for your comments (I can hear the new-mail chime on my computer from the other end of the greenhouse) and just as the gardens wouldn’t be as beautiful without the volunteers, this blog wouldn’t be as writable without all of you. Thank you for a fabulous year and please join me for another!

Gioia, Leslie, Gail and Anne

6 thoughts on “No fooling

  1. Good job with the gardening, and the blogging. We do live for those comments, it is like waiting for the mailman, you never know what you’ll get! Kudos to all the volunteers, I thing potting up seedlings is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

    Thank you, Frances! -kris

  2. Happy blogiversary, Kris. It’s been a pleasure following your gardening adventures over the past year.

    Thanks, Pam! I’ve enjoyed hanging out in your garden as well – you’re the one who’s inspired me to foster our poor unhappy agaves at my house this summer. -kris

  3. Happy Anniversary!! A year passes by so quickly in our blogging lives. Your blog is always an interesting and fun one to read. Here’s a toast to many more years of happy blogging!!

    Thank you, Kate! Back atcha! -kris

  4. Kris: One year ago on the 2nd? Mine will be one year on the 8th! Two RI’ers blogging along the same tract and time! Well, we have very different sites for such a small distance in miles and I so enjoy your words. Congratulations on a great first year. I am having my moments of deja vu also! I am looking forward to another year of wisdom from you!

    Wisdom? ooph – tall order! Congrats to you Layanee – I had no idea we had such close blogdays! (I though you had been at it for ages before me!) -kris

  5. Happy Blogversary! Thanks for reminding me to get out there & get rid of the “scrunky” old Alchemilla leaves (love that word).

    Thanks, Mr. McG’s D! One of my other favorite words is “skeavy” but I use that to describe things like my neighborhood dive bar rather than anything in the garden… -kris

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s only been a year… I feel like I’ve “known” you and the Blithewold garden for longer than that! That’s a tribute to your great posts and writing, methinks… and I’m looking forward to another year of it. :)

    Thank you, Kim! It’s been great getting to “know” you and your garden too! -kris

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