If you write about your garden on Blogger you may have noticed below the dashboard that Blogger highlighted a few blogs that were powered by Blogger that participated in Blog Action Day. It didn't escape my attention that there weren't any garden blogs in the list.
I think it is great that so many blogs participated in Blog Action Day and that Blogger posted links to blogs about the environment but, why wasn't a garden blog chosen for the round up? Every day on our gardening sites and blogs is a "Blog Action Day." We write about the environment, plants, insects and animals, composting, recycling etc. Here on this blog I wrote a short entry on Responsible Gardening where I touched on the responsibility to the Earth that I, as a gardener, have. But I wasn't the only gardening blog that participated in Blog Action Day there were a few others. So I present a list of gardeners that should have been highlighted for Blog Action Day.
McGregor's Daughter- Wrote about the destruction of prairie land and the efforts to restore native plants and habitat.
My Skinny Garden- Gina wrote about the reasons and how she's been progressively going green in Suburban Chicago.
Sweet Home and Garden Chicago- Carolyn wrote about how she's been trying to make Walgreens a more responsible neighbor by putting their feet to the fire and making them accountable for the landscaping in her neighborhood store.
Strangely Brightly- Wrote about how some of the green zealots can perhaps turn people off to the idea of being green.
Blooming Writer- Jodi wrote about the origins of the organic practices in her own garden.
Garden Punks- (that name kills me) Katie wrote about how she's been trying to lower her carbon footprint by reducing the amount of electricity she uses.
Black Swamp Girl- Kim wrote about how she's turning trash into treasure in her garden by using some industrial shelves that were destined for the dumpster.
Growing A Garden in Davis- Leslie wrote about the importance of teaching kids green practices and what part they play in the environment.
Iowa Garden 101-Beverly wrote about the way she's been living green for years now.
Outside Clyde- Christopher took the day to readers a photo tour of native plants and flowers on a North Carolina mountain top.
The Green Fingered Photographer-Mark wrote about the environmental impact burban sprawl will have in his town in the UK.
Weeder's Digest- (I just got the pun) Dirty Knees wrote about the benefit of using fallen leaves from deciduous trees in the garden.
It is rare that a garden blog is chosen by Blogger for any kind of mention. Garden blogs rarely get any love from Blogger. Even on the day that we're suppose to be celebrating our love of nature and desire to save the planet our dirty knees and grimy finger nails just aren't fashionable enough to be part of a round up or a "blog of note."
I compiled this list of gardeners that write on Blogger that frequently comment here. If I missed you or you aren't powered by Blogger feel free to leave your link in the comment to expand this list of B.A.D participants.
1. Click the title of your post on Blog Action Day copy the link from your browser.
2. When you comment choose "other" and put your name where it says "name" and where it says "website" put the link to the post on your gardening blog about Blog Action Day.
A direct link will make it easy for any potential visitors who want to read your entry to do so without having to pass through your blogger profile or skim past older posts to get to it. I'll add a couple of links to blogs I didn't include in this entry because they weren't powered by Blogger. I'll be adding this post to my sidebar later.