New Friends of Rant


New Friends of Rant:

Organic Gardening has a blog for its staff AND all the cool test gardeners around the U.S., some of wh om you’ll recognized as Rant commenters.  First is their Test Gardener Blog, called Organic@Gardening. Notice the clear About our authors, with photos, etc.  Love it.  How about some categories, though? and why not call it OG Test Gardener Blog to make it super-clear what it is?  Also listed on the OG website under "blogs" is Good ‘N Planty (cute name!) by one of their gardener-website producers (this combination is no surprise to the gardenbloggers among us.)

Sunset Magazine’s fine Fresh Dirt.   

Fine Gardening’s Dirt, the Views from the Garden just needs to tell us who those named authors ARE.  And keep up the good work.

Better Homes and Gardens has a blog – cleverly called Better Blog – and if you click the "gardening" tag, you find these posts.

Nothing yet from Garden Gate Magazine or Garden Design.


Another new business blog is Compost Confidential, the blog of the joe gardener company (Joe Lamp’l and his posse).

Garden Bytes from the Big Apple is brand new, the product of two New York City garden writers – Ellen Spector Platt and Ellen Zachos.


Gardeners Supply in Vermont publishes Gardener’s Journal Not findable on their website!!! Current post features their volunteers – cool.  "Official blog of the employee-owners of Gardeners Supply".

Garden Media Group has The Garden Plot

Johnny’s Seeds in Maine has Growing Ideas with Johnny’s Selected Seeds   Suggestion: more contributors.


Public garden blogs are catching on, too.  The Scott Arboretum’s is terrific, with input from many of its garden staffers.  It’s called Garden Seeds. It also includes About the Authors info.  If I were they,I’d put the categories in the sidebar, not hidden behind "Archives" in the navigation bar.

Lewis Ginter Botanical  Garden in Richmond, VA hired a real blogger to promote the garden in its 25th anniversary year, and she up adn started a blog. Again, how about a little About this Blog, with info about the author(s)?