I sometimes wonder why there aren't more California-based garden blogs. California is the most populous state in the country and the vast majority of Californians live near the coast where the climate is conducive to year-round gardening. Yet it seems like the city of Austin, Texas has more garden bloggers than the entire state of California.
What's up with that?
Well, I don't know.
Whatever the case, I'm delighted to tell you about a new Californian garden blog named Garden Grit shared by two gardeners, Chloe and Abigail. Chloe is in Santa Barbara and Abigail is in Walnut Creek. Santa Barbara and Walnut Creek are home to Lotusland and Ruth Bancroft, respectively. But no pressure!
I hope all my readers will visit Chloe and Abigail at Garden Grit and give them a big welcome to the garden blog scene. They've already got seven posts up. I especially enjoyed this before-and-after post that reaches all the way back to 1990 to show you how far Abigail's garden has come since she started working in it.
I have some pictures of my own garden from 2005, when I first began to garden. I'll put them up later this week juxtaposed with pictures of how things are today.
I think you will be very amused.