Below are gardening-specific posts from The Compulsive Gardener blog. I hope you will enjoy them and write in to chat — over the garden fence, as it were. Check back often for more posts on all things gardening!
This gardening blog and website began at the end of the first year of the pandemic — a year that brought so many challenges to us all. One bright spot though, was the tremendous surge of gardening that happened, among both new and seasoned gardeners.
As I said in my welcome post, the garden has for decades been an important source of sanctuary for me, of de-stressing, of nourishment, exercise, enjoyment and connection. I wish that for everyone, especially during these continued difficult times. So I hope this helps fertilize the inspiration — that as many of you as possible can find continued sustenance and peace in your potagers or local parks, your windowsill greenery or indoor oasis, your allotment or balcony gardens. And if you cannot go outside right now, I hope you will find some measure of relief and feeling of nature’s connection here and with other gardeners sharing what they can online. And I also hope you have a window filled with open sky and visiting birds and the waft of fresh air carrying the scents of nature to you.