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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

My Garden Blog Heroes

Virginia C. McGuire is a freelance writer I often chat with on Twitter. The other day she mentioned me in passing in a story on starting seeds (very nice of you, Virginia). I’m only mentioning it because this is the first time anyone’s called me a “garden blogger.”

My garden friends may not know that I’ve been writing online since before it was called “blogging.” I even served as the Creative Director for Blogger in the early days. Good times. Still, starting Plantgasm was me dipping a toe into a new community of people I look up to, and being seen as one of them is the highest praise. So thanks for that, Virginia.

I thought I’d use this occasion to say thanks to the garden bloggers that inspired me to start this site. Some of these sites I’ve been reading for years, some just months, but all have helped me on my way. If you like plants and haven’t found one of these sites yet, you’re in for a treat.

Gardeners are not normal, and bloggers even less so. There’s something special about the combination of the two.

I owe a debt of gratitude to everyone listed here, and many more. Collectively, you’ve caused a thousand plants to be planted, a million blooms to unfurl. You’ve made the world a better place.

Keep planting. Keep writing. Thank you.

Any other garden blogs I should be reading? Tell me on Twitter.

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