Three years ago I wrote my first post. It was very short:
Full of good intentions, I set up this blog many months ago. However, due to the usual inertia, I never actually did anything with it. Until now. I'm not a master gardener or anything, just a middle-aged guy with new-found enthusiasm for gardening, and especially bamboo and succulents. My goal is to write at least semi-regularly about my experiences gardening on a small suburban lot and hopefully inspire others the way that I've been inspired to create not only a more attractive yard, but also a sanctuary where I can go to relieve the stresses of work and life.
Looking back, this was a pretty good way to get started. Everything I said then still holds true. Sometimes inertia has gotten in the way, as have other demands on my time, but I’m proud of having written 806 posts since October 10, 2010. I don’t know exactly how many photos I’ve posted, but it must have been well in excess of 10,000.
Over the last three years, my gardening interests have evolved—I’m more into succulents and southern-hemisphere plants now and less into bamboo—and my garden definitely looks different, but one thing has remained the same: my gratitude to all of you for following my blog and letting me be part of your day.
Thank you for keeping me company!