Sincere gratitude is being expressed to Michelle Potter of The Sage Butterfly. Michelle is a talented writer, Master Gardener, and the author of The Complete SAVing Source Catalog: A Guide to Saving the Earth and Money.
Michelle was kind enough to nominate this Blog, Gardens Inspired for The Versatile Blogger Award in January, 2012. The Sage Butterfly is, and has been, on my list of recommended reads. Please treat yourself to discovering the talent of Michelle Potter.
Thank you very much for honoring me, Michelle.
There are many blogs I enjoy reading on a regular basis. I would like to recommend the sites below for your reading pleasure and am also very pleased to nominate the following excellent blogs for The Versatile Blogger Award:
Black Walnut Dispatch - Mary lives and gardens in Burke, Virginia.
One of my favorite posts by Mary: Better Homes and Gardens Than Yours
Casa Mariposa - The author's current garden is in a suburb near Washington DC.
One of my favorite posts by this author: Downward Dogwood aka The Borer War
Casinha Bonitinha (Cute Little House) - Flavinha Gomes is a teacher and is "crazy for cute houses". One of my favorite posts by Flavinha: Loucura por jardins (Madness by gardens) Note: You will need an online translation tool to reference this enjoyable blog; it is written in Portuguese.
Children of the Corm - Jess gardens in Charleston, South Carolina.
One of my favorite posts by Jess: Love & Hate Relationship With The White Garden
Conrad Art Glass & Gardens - Larry gardens on two acres in Wisconsin.
One of my favorite posts by Larry: A change in the vision?
Hayfield - A Pennsylvania Plant Geek’s Garden - Nancy gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
One of my favorite posts by Nancy: About the Alpacas
Jean’s Garden - Jean gardens primarily in East Poland, Maine but also has a small garden in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.One of my favorite posts by Jean: Garden Blogs of the Month: January 2012
May Dreams Gardens - Carol gardens in Indiana.
One of my favorite posts by Carol: The Five Secrets to Achieving Happiness In Your Garden
Pat and Jim's Gardening Adventure - Pat and Jim garden in Strongsville, Ohio.
One of my favorite posts by the authors: Went to the food show, got some yard art
Roses and Other Gardening Joys - HolleyGarden has a garden full of roses and companion plantings in Texas. One of my favorite posts by HolleyGarden: My Favorite 12
Stone Art - Sunny Wieler is a landscaper, stonemasion and artist living in Ireland.
One of my favorite posts by Sunny: Once upon a fairytale garden
The Amateur Weeder - Lyn gardens in Bathurst, NSW, Australia
One of my favorite posts by Lyn: Something Borrowed makes me Blue
The Gardening Blog - Barbie and Christine are "life-long friends with two very different gardens" in Cape Town, South Africa. Favorite posts written by these authors: Ghost Mantis in my garden by Barbie and Gardenias 101 by Christine
Welsh Hills Again - Elizabeth lives in a sixteenth century farmhouse looking out over a beautiful valley in North Wales. One of my favorite posts by Elizabeth: Doors
Women Who Run With Delphiniums - Linnie is an author who "also (must) garden". One of my favorite posts by Linnie: Water water everywhere
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As suggested in the rules of The Versatile Blogger Award, offered here are a few notes about me ~
- I was born in Detroit, Michigan
- I am a trained crisis counselor
- I played a clarinet for 7 years
- I have been an award-winning baton twirler
- I retired as a graphic project manager from a Fortune-500 company
- I was a trainer and public speaker for 10 years
- I am proud of my Irish and Scottish heritage
Thank you, again, Michelle. And thanks to you too, for stopping by.
Until we meet again ~
Leave a legacy, but garden like you’ll live forever!