From a relatively small sample, here are the results of my latest informal poll:
Eighty four per cent of us link to the blogs of others.
Less than half blog about family.
About three quarters include pictures of public gardens on their blogs.
Fewer than one in five use public domain photos.
Guest posts are invited by only 13 %.
Almost half blog about plant nurseries.
More than a third blog about personal events like accidents or illnesses.
Fewer than a third blog about other gardeners -- I should have worded this differently and said 'the gardens of others.' I meant their gardens, not the persons.
Here is a preview of what we saw in the private garden we visited on Tuesday:
The cross hatches are netting outside the window to keep birds from flying into the window.
See the Cardinal? Drippers at three points keep fresh water flowing into the little pool.
How is this for a rustic garden shed?
Our hostess on the left, a visiting native azalea hybrider, and
in front of him, my friend Susie. We were heading out through the azaleas.
Evergreen and native azaleas at the forest edge.
Clematis on the Butterfly Garden Shed.
Trillims were everywhere.
Looking out from the threshold. On the right, asclepias and other plants await planting.
At right, Pentas and Porterweed that Susie brought for the Butterfly Garden.
Passiflora vines grow up through the shrubs in the background.
If you missed what I wrote above, this is not my garden. I visited here yesterday,
in the company of experts on Native Azaleas and Butterfly Gardening.