Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bamboo, Succulents and More is 3 today

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!

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11 comments:

  1. And I have enjoyed every one! And what plant group will you fixate on next??

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    1. Succulents are here to stay. But my wife says I should transfer my plant fixation to cooking. The whole family would benefit from the results.

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  2. Congratulations! Too bad about the swing away from bamboo though. :)

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    1. Alan, I still love bamboo and I continue to spread the gospel. It's just that I don't have as much to say about it as I did before. Once your plants have reached a certain level of maturity, they're just there and there isn't much to say on an ongoing basis :-).

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  3. Thank you for blogging and sharing! Happy 3rd Blog Anniversary!

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  4. What a Gorgeous picture of your home!

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    1. I'd never seen a sky like that over a house and haven't since. The photo isn't the best technically speaking but it does look cool.

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  5. Oh that sky is fabu! So glad you've kept with it Gerhard, and it's fun to watch others plant passions evolve like mine have.

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    1. One of the things I love most about gardening is that you're never done. Just as you finish one project, another one--or two, or three--present themselves.

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