Every year, at the beginning or end of the year, I look back on all the emails I’ve saved from readers and all the tweets I’ve favorited from followers, and feel flush with inspiration to take me through the next year of blogging. They come from all over and even Down Under, from Saint Vincent […]
In American culture, the number 13 is considered unlucky. But in Chinese culture, 13 is a very lucky number. When the numbers are spoken in Mandarin or Cantonese, they sound like the words for “growth” and “living” and signify a lifetime of prosperity. With all the awesome things that happened this year — the lucky 2013 — […]
Exciting news! If you’re a subscriber at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, you may have received your pre-ordered copy of The Whole Seed Catalog a few weeks ago… but if not, you can find this special edition on your local newsstands now!
On this day three years ago, I wrote my first post on the blog. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, despite starting a “gardening blog.” Don’t be fooled — those luscious tomatoes and hefty squashes in that picture were already there when I took over the garden (planted by the […]
Once upon a time, before I became “too busy,” I used to keep a daily journal. I actually cheated a little and used Keel’s Simple Diary, because at the end of a long day, the last thing I wanted to do was think too much and simply filling in the blanks was fun and brainless […]
Do I say thank you enough? Every time I get a new comment, every time I get a nice email or a tweet or a post from a follower, it makes me smile. Thank you. And the messages that really make my day are the ones from people who tell me how my blog has […]
What a month! Between flying to New York for Country Living’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards and building my tiki coop (not to mention holiday planning and gathering), November just came and went! I am so grateful for all the attention given to Garden Betty since Country Living’s announcement. It was such a thrill to see […]