With Christmas behind us, I’m ready to move on. We can shelve the standard holiday topics for a while: forcing bulbs, turning poinsettias red again, taking care of live Christmas trees and which is greener…real or artificial trees? I’ve written about all of these at least once including some within the past few weeks. Even the topic of which Christmas tree is more eco-friendly was a popular topic. I certainly weighed in on this one with podcast interviews, articles and blog posts. I even saw a YouTube video on it. It’s interesting to note that we must be making some progress on the environmental front since this was a topic I had not seen until recently.
Now it’s on to topics such as how to buy seeds from a catalog and starting them indoors for an early start to your spring garden. Don’t get me wrong. Although I say this with a tad of sarcasm, when you’ve been writing gardening articles for a long time, you’re looking for new material. Yet in the dead of winter, there’s only so much timely material on gardening.
So for me, in 2009 and beyond, I’ll look to push the envelope with this blog and in my other forums as a gardening communicator. There is no shortage of how-to articles out there on any subject you can imagine, especially gardening. It’s time to add a new dimension. There’s a lot more to gardening than how to dig the proper hole or when to prune your azaleas. In the light of a shrinking media platform that is devoting the airways and print space to the virtues of gardening, we’ll do it here in the blogosphere and elsewhere on the World Wide Web. I’m excited about being a part of where you come to stay in touch and in the know.
Thank you for your past and continued support and I welcome your comments on what you’d like to see get more coverage in the upcoming months. Cheers.