Today is January 1st and I’m a Garden Blog celebrating 10 years online

Hey, I’m the garden blog of Flowergardengirl. Today is my 10th birthday. Today is January 1st and I’m a garden blog celebrating 10 years online. I’ve been through a dozen or more changes. I’ve been hosted at 10 different sites with WordPress being my favorite. I’ve grown to include several urls and we have big plans for 2012. We have become a company with tax id and everything.

We have never been anything more than a garden blog or page in our earlier life. We aren’t a professional institution. We came up through the ages the hard way. We aren’t affiliated with anyone. Mostly we just change at the whim of our owner. Sometimes she blogs a lot and then she gets distracted and we go on the back burner for a few days or weeks. We don’t always stay on topic and we love North Carolina. There will be more stories about North Carolina in the 2012 garden blog subjects.

The Flowergardengirl garden blog is going to get a huge dose of creativity during 2012. Read on:

1. It will host another blog for Best Garden Blogs. It’s called, a Garden Around the Corner.  Best Garden Blogs is under construction but you can follow the link for a sneak peek. Best Garden Blogs has been around for over a year now and was moved around in an effort to find the best and safest place to host it. The first year it was open—it was hacked and all the files were duplicated causing a nightmare for Anna. There is currently a backlog of blogs wanting to get in and will be included on the new website. So if you have requested to be included—be patient–it will happen. For now–go to our Facebook page and join! Garden Bloggers and Friends

Garden Bloggers and Friends will have a magazine which is part of the ongoing Best Garden Blogs magazine which has 3 issues already published. It too has seen growth and currently has over 1,000,000 views. The first issues are as follows: Toil the Soil, Toil the Soil With Chickens and More, and Toil the Soil March Issue of Kitchen Garden.

There is a spring 2012 issue planned and will focus on garden sheds. If you would like your shed considered then please use the contact form at the top of this website and send flowergardengirl a link to your blog. If you don’t have a blog then send her a photo of your shed and a brief description.

2. Flea Market Gardening is hosted here at the Flowergardengirl blog. Some of you notice when you arrive that the url changes to that address. Right now there are a few posts in the categories which cover the 2011 topics but there is so much more planned for this subject. Starting with—a mini magazine on Mason Jar bouquets. Watch for this to be released the end of January 2012.

If you would like to share your Mason Jar bouquet then email me a photo with your info to annalooper at gmail dot com. No entries after January 15th, 2012.

Subscribe to my site for future topics for these mini-magazines. See our first magazine here! Flea Market Gardening

3. Flowergardengirl will be posting daily again to this blog.

Flowergardengirl is a writer but she is not an English major. Her expertise is in computers, design, gardening, and flea market gardening. Should you find a grammatical mistake or misspelling….move along….and forgive. She wishes to blog and do her best in these areas of weakness but it’s just not her strength. Some folks choose not to write because they are afraid of mistakes. Anna chooses to write and not be handicapped by it.

Anna has a technical degree in electronics and produces her blog, magazines, and books on a MacBook Pro using numerous programs.

What jobs has Anna accomplished in her life:

Wife of 33 years, mother of two grown boys, mechanic on the flight line, cheerleader in high school, biology teacher for 10 years, waitress, owned a Service Master franchise, taught adult education classes to Air Force wives, career Air Force wife, pitcher for the women’s Air Force softball team, self published 4 magazines, built websites and community pages, managed a garden center, made moonshine, driven a race car, worked on a race car, water ski champion, driven cross country, designed a house, designed several gardens, designed container arrangements, won yard of the month in 3 states, podcast producer, produced commercial for local television, and the list goes on…. 😉

Some of her stories and photographs are published in known magazines, online publications, and professional materials. She is currently writing a historical novel about gardening and a children’s book about gardening for the deaf.

Looking forward to seeing you every day in 2012 and thank you for following my blog, my projects, my dreams, and my gardens. Hugs to you all—Anna

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Jerrilynn says:

    I am so glad I found your blog! You’re an inspiration to those of us who have just discovered our green thumbs. Thank you for being here, and please do keep on posting!


    1. Thank you so much Jerrilynn. That means a lot to me. I try to be real about gardening. I’m mostly organic as in my flower beds but I do use Miracle Gro in my containers. I’m glad you found me. Soon as things start blooming around here–I’ll be posting a lot. So nice to meet you.


  2. allan becker says:

    May you grow from strength to strength!


  3. allan becker says:

    Congratulations on your 10th blogiversary.
    May you grow from straight to strength.


  4. Anna – Congratulations! That’s amazing you’ve been doing this 10 years, great blogging too.


  5. You have a lot of energy and are doing such good things for gardeners!! 🙂


  6. Beccasdirt says:

    I’m so excited about what you are doing. Congratulations as you move into new adventures Anna. Looking forward to your blog and all your other stuff. Happy blogiversary.


  7. Scott Weber says:

    Wow….congrats…that’s a huge accomplishment! I can’t wait to see all the things you’ll bring us in the coming year!


    1. recognized that red truck on top of your blog, will read everything a little later, high here today 60 and I will open my greenhouse water everything, love the coleus plant here on your blog, love it here Anna.


  8. Catherine says:

    Congrats Anna on 10 years!! I’ve always loved following your latest project, you have such a positive energy about you!!
    Tomorrow is my 3 year blogaversary!

    BTW was making moonshine anything like the show Moonshiners? Just found that show last night 🙂


  9. Woo hoo! Happy 10th and looking forward to a big year of garden fun!


  10. Lola says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy your blog very much.


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