If you are anything like me, you think flowers
make the world just a little bit better. It's one
of the reasons I love to garden. Herbs and
vegetables don't do it for me, but I will spend
hours babying my azaleas, roses, and irises.
I get asked fairly often how I learned to garden.
The simplest answer is I taught myself, but that
sounds kind of obnoxious. What I mean by that
is that I took an interest and sought out sources
to further that interest. I read magazines, books,
and websites. I attended flower shows, visited
garden centers, and talked to people more
knowledgeable than myself. There is also a
surprisingly large number of YouTube channels
dedicated to gardening and flowers.
And then I discovered gardening blogs. While
I'm still sorting through my favorite gardening
blogs, I have found some characteristics that
my must-read list tend to share. 1) Pretty pictures
are paramount. 2) Informative how-tos are also
necessary. 3) Keep the focus on the flowers,
though occasional detours into garden wildlife
are also acceptable!
Hedgerow Rose satisfies all of these. I can,
and have, spent hours scrolling through the
lush and vivid photos. If you have an hour
or two to spare (trust me, you'll want to have
that long to explore!), check out the blog! It's
worth it, whether you visit for how to make
highly rated for growing success, or just
to drool over the pictures.
Also, I can relate to her - she does Grandma
stuff, too, and owns it. We are who we are,
and I'm a 25-year-old octogenarian.
Sorry I'm not sorry.
P.S. The Hedgerow Rose Instagram feed is
also full of floral goodness.