It was back in the depths of February last year when Jodi over at Bloomingwriter encouraged other members of the Blotanical blogging community to extend a welcome to new bloggers and hopefully build up their visitors. At the time I thought that this was a brilliant idea and intended to do something positive to highlight new blogs that I came across. Unfortunately my good intentions did not get off the ground but here we are ~ another year and a chance to put the theory into practice. So here are my two selections for February reading ~ both of which I discovered relatively recently. If you have not already come across them I urge you to visit as soon as you can.
Scott gardens in Portland, Oregon, in the U.S.A. His blog Rhone Street Gardens contains some glorious photography e.g. a unique perspective on snow here, inspired planting combinations especially for late summer/ early autumn colour and recently he has been putting together some fascinating posts on a year in the life of a number of plants.
Over on this side of the pond is the equally enjoyable Plantaliscious. Janet writes with great love about the plants in her garden and of propagation. She has just got an allotment and is looking forward to her first growing season there, which she will be sharing with other bloggers. Visits to Janet's blog though are doing more than just making my plant wish list grow ~ I think that they may well make my waist line grow as Janet's other passion in life is baking bread. She kindly shares her recipes and techniques on her blog. After reading her posts I have got the bread making urge again ~ perhaps when my bread looks quite as good as hers I will share a photo with you ~ that is if it lasts long enough to photograph.