Welcome to Digging!
I’m glad you’re here! Digging is for anyone who loves gardens, photos of beautiful plants, a sense of connectedness with nature, real-life plant info, design insights, how-to gardening tips, and virtual garden tours. Dirt-under-the-nails types and armchair gardeners alike will find plenty to enjoy here.
Want how-to tips? Read my How I Did It series, which includes posts on making a container pond out of a stock tank, building a cinderblock wall that doubles as a planter, making a bottle tree, and laying a stone patio.
Are you curious about the quirks and anything-goes personality of Austin? Check out my Keep Austin Weird posts and a post I wrote about living in Austin. I’ve also posted tours of a number of independent local nurseries, and I invite you to scope out Drive-By Gardens with me.
Are you interested in memes (group postings on a particular subject) that I’ve started here at Digging? Check ‘em out: Foliage Follow-Up, Support Your Independent Nursery Month, and Bloggers’ Celebration of Our National Parks.
What about in-person meet-ups? You bet! The Garden Bloggers Fling, an annual meet-up of garden bloggers from across the country (and even from Canada and Europe), started right here in Austin in 2008. I headed up the planning team for the inaugural event, which included garden tours, a nursery visit, a lunch speaker, blogging discussions, a group dinner, prize giveaways, and a fun happy hour in my garden.
Austin has a vibrant, active garden-blogging community that holds regular get-togethers too. You’ll find posts about some of our field trips and other shenanigans under Garden Blogging.
Whew! That’s enough to get you going. I hope you enjoy your visit to Digging and come back again soon!