We were asked to name our favorite gardening blog, planting guide, online shop, and app. Let me tell you, picking just one favorite blog was nearly a deal-breaker for me. There are so many beautiful and informative garden blogs out there! I ended up naming Rock Rose, the gorgeous blog of my friend Jenny here in Austin. But I could as easily have chosen a half dozen other favorites, so please don’t hold it against me if you aren’t Jenny. :-)
Ironically, I had the opposite problem choosing a garden-related app for the list, because I’m not much of an app user. I got online and checked out a number of them before settling on one I found most useful for me: an app that helps you identify Texas wildflowers. However, the editors wanted something “less regional,” so they went with another choice I’d made—an app about exploring New York Botanical Garden. Hm, a cool app, no doubt, but also regional, right? Funny! What I really wished for was an app like that for Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.Anyway, that’s the behind-the-scenes info. It was a treat to be able to contribute a little gardening info to HGTV’s magazine, which is full of fun DIY decorating ideas. Take a look when you’re in the grocery checkout line and celebrate gardening online with me!
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