Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Read 'Em All Tuesday!

There's another brand-new meme over at Tootsie's:

The rules of this game are simple:  Choose a blog you love to read (that's the hard part, I love ALL the blogs I read!) and write a post and then link to the party so everyone gets a chance to visit a blog they might not otherwise have known about. 

Tootsie flat-out floored me by picking my blog for her first post (bless her heart!) and I was so honored it took me awhile to calm down.  (Tears again....goodness, I should own stock in some tissue company.)

But I don't have time to be misty, I have to get this post up and running and here we go:  Drum Roll Please:

My first pick for Read 'Em All Tuesday is Alison's excellent blog over at:

Just read her own description of her lovely blog:
My husband and I moved here to Washington state in the Fall of 2008, after more than 25 years living in the same house in Massachusetts. We lived in a rental house here for about a year, and have now bought a house, in August, 2009. I want my blog to chronicle the process of turning our new yard into the garden of my dreams. One reason I was interested in moving to Washington was for the great gardening. A dream come true!

Alison takes her readers on tours of public gardens, flower shows, greenhouses, garden walks, and best of all, her own beautiful garden which she is lovingly and expertly developing as time goes on.  It's so much fun to see her before and after pictures and her always exciting and (to me) exotic plant finds.  I am in awe of Alison; she left her garden in Massachusetts behind and started all over again in Washington---completely different climate and so many new plants to learn about AND she takes her readers along with her on the adventures!

Alison and I have never met, but like all the other gardeners I have been following, I feel she is an old friend (ok, not OLD---sorry, Alison, we're both just young chicks yet, right?) 

If you're not familiar with Bonney Lassie please do go and visit her wonderful blog and see what you've been missing. 

You'll be glad you did!

And thank you again, dear Tootsie for the new party to join up with and for the honor!   

Getting misty again....


Sueb said...

What an honor. I off to have a read of Bonney Lassie

Sandy said...

Tootsie is so right.. you write the best blog posts and you tell it all!

El Gaucho said...

What a fantastic idea, I'm going to have to get my act together starting next Tuesday. I'm also off now to read the Bonney Lassie blog as well.

Tootsie said...

Thank you so much for linking into this fun new party! Read 'Em All Tuesday is a fun way to see what everyone reads, and to meet some new friends! I am looking forward to co-hosting this party with Bren and being inspired to follow as many new authors as I can!
We hope you will link in again next week!

P.S. I follow Bonnie Lassie...great blog...and girl...YOU are such a sweetie!! Thanks for letting me get to know you!
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myomyohi said...

I'll check her out.

Bren Haas said...

Thank for connecting with the garden world on #gardenchat. I tweeted your blog entry on our network at : RE http://bit.ly/uxsx7G

THANK YOU and Happy To Connect with you! Bren

Tufa Girl said...

I have just recently started following Tootsie (from reading your Fertilizer Friday posts) and I am certain I will enjoy Bonney Lassie.

Desiree said...

Thank you for your visit, Karen! I felt so honoured to have my blog selected by Alison and so it pleases me no end to see you have chosen to feature hers! I have always regarded Alison (Bonney Lassie) as a superior gardener. She is incredibly knowledgable and very disciplined and I love what she has achieved in her garden.

Rosemary said...

What a nice idea will go and check it out.