Hudson Valley Garden Journal

Garden Log + Local Garden Tales = Hudson Valley Garden Journal, one gardener’s attempt to share some of the many reasons it’s great to be a gardener in New York’s Hudson Valley.

I ‘m one of those lucky souls who actually gets paid to garden, and then the whistle blows and I go home and garden some more. Weekends are spent plant shopping, garden visiting and creating gardens at home. I started blogging at Hudson Valley Garden Journal this winter and plan to share my own gardening shenanigans, lessons, inspirations and hopefully, successes as well as cover some locally specific topics.

Gardening, to me, is. . . designing in 3-D with color & texture + the five senses + short/long term changes over time & season + historical reference. Throw in knowing as many plants as possible and how to grow them PLUS (this is my favorite part!) the fact that mother nature can say “Take that!” at any point and dump hail, 105 degree temps for ten days straight or send a family of ravenous groundhogs your way to ruin all your carefully orchestrated plans and you get “gardening” -  the perfect combo of strategy, art, nature and chance. It satisfies me perfectly.

A long time fan of reading what other garden bloggers have to say, I’ve hesitated to do it myself. But the moment feels right, and I couldn’t be more excited about joining the garden blogger party. So please come pay me a visit at Hudson Valley Garden Journal, and drop me a comment to let me know what you think.

If you ever plan on visiting NY, be sure to check out HVGJ’s sister site and last winter’s web project, Hudson Valley Garden Calendar. An online source dedicated to showcasing all the fantastic garden events taking place in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Where, exactly IS this Hudson Valley she goes on and on about? It includes all the counties north of NYC and south of Albany, on either side of the Hudson River. My projects cover the mid-section of this region.

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