Wednesday, March 28, 2012


 "You should start a gardening blog," said Mr. Red House one day after I had been talking his ear off yet again about plants and such.  I laughed at the idea, as I knew absolutely nothing about blogging, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it.   "It would have to be called the Red House Garden," I said, since we're known on my street as 'the people with the red house'.

And thus I joke that the inspiration for this blog is Mr. Red House getting tired of hearing about gardening!

Now it is the 100th post later, and I still find plenty to talk about, maybe because I still feel like a beginning gardener.  And it never ends - the more I learn about, the more I find out there is to learn!

How do I get my inspiration for my blog?
I step out my back door.

I see so much to learn.  What kind of butterfly is that?  What flowers should I plant to attract different types butterflies?  What plants will actually grow in that absolutely impossible spot?  And what in the world are those rascally squirrels up to this time?

It is staggering to realize how everything is linked together and dependent on each other just in my little backyard ecosystem - soil, plants, birds, bees, the list could go on.

Looking around, there is so many interesting things and so much to ponder - and this is just in my own back yard.  Imagine the rest of the world..

And a very big thank you to the fabulous Jane over at garden blog Tidy Gardens by Jane, who has deemed me worthy of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  It is very rewarding to write about what inspires me and have it inspire others as well.

Thank you, as well, to those in the garden blogging community - you know who you are!  You all are also an inspiration to me!
And thank you, Mr. Red House, for starting it all.


  1. I am like you, it only takes walking outside the house to find something to perk my curiosity. Wonderful images, I like the little froggy looking one the best. Congrats on your award too. You do have an inspiring blog and Mr. Red House saw your potential.

  2. Congratulations on the award, and on your 100th post! I, too, find there is so much out in the garden to talk about. Cute that Mr. Red House was the inspiration for starting your blog.

  3. Congrats Indie on the 100th post...quite an accomplishment. I do so love your red house and all your fun photos...I also just take my camera for a walk and find such inspiration right outside my door...Lovely!

  4. Couldn't agree more. There are more beautiful things around yet to be discover.

  5. Congrats and well done! I love reading about your experiences in your garden. There is always something to learn from other gardeners. I do so like to expand my knowledge everyday. Your photos and lessons are an inspiration.

  6. Linked and dependent - as the squirrel so graciously demonstrates for us.


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