So I haven’t really been keeping up with this blog and frankly I am not sure of its fate. Since I haven’t been updating it regularly like I once did, this blog has turned into more of a static website, and I think that is fine. I think the value of this blog lies in is utility as reference and as a resource to cover topics in depth, but after eight (!) or so years, I find many of the issues with native plants and wildlife gardening keep coming up, so rather than reposting an old article or updating a subject I have written before, I am thinking about turning these posts into a book (though I have been threatening that for a while).
When I started this blog in 2009, social media was really (at least to me) in its infancy. Now, platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a more useful tool for updates and news. As a result, I post garden news and pictures on these platforms, ignoring this blog. But I do think the in depth articles I have posted are a compliment to a nice Instagram photo. Having said that, some of the most commonly requested topics are the following:
- How to remove a lawn
- How to build an urbanite path
- How to build a bee house (in 5 minutes!)
- How to build a brush pile (hint: it is easy!)
- Why not to use bird feeders
- Your garden as a bird feeder
- Bird house basics
- Honey bees suck (yes, you read that correctly)
- Pollinator (or whatever) garden
- Should I start my new garden by seeding (the answer is NO)?
I still post unique or timely things, like our Cat of the Year or SponCon projects, but day to day social media seems to suit the general needs of this one time blogger!
So, please follow me on Instagram or Facebook!