Friday, May 19, 2006

Why blog?

The desire to make a garden is often followed by a desire to write down your experiences there.
--Michael Pollan, from Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

After anouncing the debut of Through the Garden Gate to friends and family, someone asked me, "What exactly is a blog?"

As the above quotation suggests, the marriage between gardening and blogging seems natural but perhaps it was best explained by Angela in her Northern California Garden Blog where she answered the question "Why do I garden blog?" quite eloquently. I love the part about taking a virtual peek over a neighbor's fence.

Writing and gardening, these two ways of rendering the world in rows, have a great deal in common. -- M.P.

1 comment:

CoastalCAGardener said...

I also found Angela's "Why do I garden blog?" to express exactly why I blog and why I enjoy other's garden blogs.

Thanks for the comment re: garden limericks. Sorry that your comment sat so long without reply. I was out of town.

Looking forward to more of your posts.