Top Gardening blogs of 2017

There are tens of millions of blogs online today and a goodly portion are devoted to the garden. Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in the world . Even gardeners with decades of experience can learn much from a good garden blog, so you might imagine the treasures for the novice gardener! One of the latest trends in blogging, on any topic, so we wanted to take a moment to recognize our favorite bloggers.

marksvegplot.blogspot.com

Mark is a stand up kinda guy working on narrowing down the gap between Gardeners and Foodies. Long-time veggie gardener, keen cook, enthused with photography and blogging.

sallynex.com

based in Somerset, Sally  Nax has become on of the most inspiring bloggers to follow. It all stated One day, more years ago now than she care to remember, she began growing a few peas and beans in the back garden and the rest is history.

sundaygardener.co.uk

This awesome blog is all about growing flowers, veg, plants, shrubs and all things gardening. Best tips and down to earth advice. The Sunday Gardener’s prides itself on its monthly newsletter which is full of gardening ideas and tips on shrubs and plants in flower.

theunconventionalgardener.com

What started as a hobby soon became a full time passion for Emma Cooper has been smitten with edible and useful plants. She’s never happier than when she’s in her garden, up to her elbows in compost and tangled in twine. from gardening newbie to keen gardener to a passionate plant nerd in record time. Her blog is definitely worth checking out

themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk

Meet Alexandra Campbell, an author, journalist and blogger.She started her blog to share tips and inspiration on how to create a gorgeous garden, while saving time and money while following environmentally-conscious and wild-life friendly gardening policies.

thecitrusguy.blogspot.com

Darren Sheriff is truly a Master Gardener, his blog is one of the best sources of information you can find on the web these days. He really seems to love working with other gardeners and plant problem solving.

lifebetweentheflowers.blogspot.com

This gardening blog is about the life and times of an Executive housekeeper, Horticultural consultant and Garden designer to English Country Society, living in the villages of Southern England. Simon hopes you will find it a useful plant reference as well as seeing how and where the English Country Set live and garden

homegardenjoy.com

Home Garden Joy began in 2007 as garden writer Jeanne Grunert’s way of chronicling Joy’s journey from stressed-out New York City marketing executive to work from home hobby farmer. She discovered that she loved to teach other people about gardening, and growing and using fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs.

hayloftplants.blogspot.com

One of the most up to date garden blogs around! The Hayloft plants blog is a super informative platform providing awesome advice, facts and useful information on a wide range of flowers,plants and public gardens.

sumogardener.com

Ms. Ann, have dedicated most of her life in gardening. This is a subject she enjoys most. Since then, she has committed to developing her own blog to be the best guidance when it comes to taking care of flowers and plants.

misssmartyplants.com

Meet Keri,  a native Iowan now living in Orlando, Florida.  She haven’t left her farm life too far behind and most afternoons she can often be found working in her own yard with our two pugs and three chickens following behind (or just trying to get them back in their pen!). Check out Keri’s blog where you will find some good information here for adjusting to the very unique gardening environment.

fantasticgardeners.co.uk 

One of the veteran blogs here. Fantastic Gardeners has been around for a while, entering the business in 2009, Fantastic Gardeners tackles a wide range of exterior maintenance and design projects with professionalism and expertise. Enjoy your time and read some of the most exciting articles and news from the world of gardening and landscaping.

While you’ll also find blogs devoted to general gardening topics, there are also many which focus on a particular aspect of gardening. For example, one blogger might dedicate his attention to growing bonsais, covering every facet of the bonsai connoisseur’s interests, from pruning and grafting techniques to containers and soil composition. On the other hand, the general type of garden blog might be your choice if you don’t know much about gardening at all. The general type has information on heirloom seeds, greenhouse gardening, rose cultivation and soil preparation. This type of garden blog is typically divided into categories, so it’s easy to find whatever information you seek. These can also help you find your own gardening niche ” you’ll know when you find yourself reading every post on greenhouse gardening and jumping into the forum fray to chat with other greenhouse enthusiasts.

So how do you go about finding a blog that suits your taste and interests? Google ‘directories garden blogs’ and go explore! Spend some time at each that looks interesting. Compare the quality of content and find ones with regular postings. If the blog is interactive, with plenty of reader’s comments and has an active forum or message board, you might have hit the jackpot. As you find good ones, bookmark them and start making regular visits. Good garden blogs will have an e-newsletter. Go ahead and subscribe ” they’re free and provide lots of valuable information you might otherwise miss.

All bloggers know that they must provide outstanding and frequent content in order to stand out from the crowd and get regular readers. A good blogger may start out as an expert, but is always doing more research to give their readers the best and most up to date information as possible. So you can afford to be choosy ” you’re out to learn as much as you can about your particular gardening interest. If you find your favorite garden blog seems to be lagging, with less frequent posts or poor quality of information, just move on.
The internet boats over a billion users online at any given time. With thousands more signing up each day, you can easily see how the medium of the internet is becoming a huge source to pass along information to a lot of people very quickly.

If you are like me and have a love for gardening then you should consider passing along your knowledge through a blog. Blogging has become extremely popular over the past 5 years. Blogging is when you write something that others around the world can read through a pre-made website called a blog.

You can set up free blogs on websites such as Blogger, Live Journal or WordPress so you don’t even have to pay any money for it, which is another reason why starting blogs are so popular.

Write About What You Like
One thing is true about all blogs and that is to write about you like and write from the heart. I specifically enjoy vegetable gardening. Although I like growing trees, shrubs and flowers, I have a passion for vegetables and therefore my blog would surround this topic. You may enjoy herb gardening, or growing fruit. Whatever you really enjoy about gardening should be the basis of your blog. Now that does not mean you can never write about another form of gardening, but I find if you write about what you love, the people will follow.

Make it Fun
Blogging about gardening is meant to be fun. If you are stressed because you can’t think of something to write, or that you are only writing small snippets of information once in a while, that is ok. Your gardening blog should be a place where not only others go to learn something, but also where you go to express yourself. Some days it could be a sentence or two and others it could be paragraphs. Remember this is your blog on gardening and you get the final say as to what gets post.

Read Other Gardening Blogs
One thing I can’t stress enough to fellow gardening bloggers is to go ahead and read the blogs of your fellow gardener. They are passionate about the same subject as you and what better way to learn from them and have them learn about you is for you to read what they wrote and comment on their articles and they will be sure to do the same for you.

Review and Educate
Once in a while you should post personal reviews of gardening products you have used or information you have come across. Fellow gardeners love to learn about their hobby, so anytime you can give them information they can use in their own gardens, will go a long way.

Concentrate on Experience
To go along with the previous tip you should not only pass along your writings about gardening products but also your own experience in gardening. Pass along any tips that would help a fellow gardener out that you have found makes things easier for you. That sort of thing.

Stay Positive
Remember gardening itself is a relaxing activity and that sense of feeling should be portrayed in your blog writings. Keep your posts positive as well as comments you leave at other gardening blogs. We all have our own techniques when it comes to gardening, so that last thing another gardener wants to hear is a rude response such as “that is a stupid way to make compost” or “why in the world would you ever aerate your soil that way”. As you can see those comments come off as being very negative.

Blogging about gardening can be fun and rewarding. You get to pass your gardening knowledge along to possibly millions of others who enjoy the same hobby as you. Just follow these tips and you can be well on your way to a great gardening blog.

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