In part because our spectacular sunny reprieve from winter is coming to an end (up to 10 centimetres of snow is predicted for tomorrow, which reminds me that I needed to buy new winter boots a few days ago…sigh) AND because I’ve been pondering it for some time, I’m announcing some additions to Flowery Prose.
As many of you know, I’m what I term a “microgardener” – I live in a tiny one bedroom apartment (with no balcony or deck) and although I have soil to dig in – I look after the perennial gardens on the property where I live, and I rent a community garden plot every year – I have space limitations like you wouldn’t believe. Plus, there’s the not-to-be-overlooked-even-if-we-wanted-to fact that it is winter here in Alberta about six or seven months out of the year (if we’re lucky). In truth, it’s not always possible (or desirable) to post about my gardens’ goings-on, which is why you’ll see me touring other gardens or writing about the plants I see on my hikes or delving into some tidbit of plant lore I find while I’m doing research.
I’m still going to do all of that. My blog is first and foremost about plants and gardening…I aim to keep the “flowery” in Flowery Prose.
But I’m going to add some topics to the mix. As a freelance writer, I’ve covered everything from vinegar to minor hockey, and while things won’t be quite that eclectic around here, I’m eager to explore a bit more in the way of local history, nature, cooking and baking, and photography. I’ve already done a bit of that here in the past…only now I won’t necessarily add a plant or gardening connection.
Except for gardening titles, my book reviews (or whatever you want to call what it is that I do over there) will still be found on my blog The Door is Ajar. I will still put up new content on my “Alberta snapshots” blog There is a Light, but for any of you who are subscribers to both Flowery Prose and There is a Light, there may be occasional overlaps. (Flowery Prose will always get the new posts before TIAL).
My Facebook feed for Flowery Prose will remain the same: all plant stuff, all the time. (I love to scoop up links from online sources and share them). My Twitter feed contains links to gardening information, as well as notifications about my writing projects and blogs and anything else I find interesting.
I really, REALLY hope you will enjoy the slightly more diverse content I’m planning…I truly appreciate the fact that I have such wonderful readers. I always love to hear from you!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I’m off to buy some boots….
(Frontenac rose – Devonian Botanical Garden, Devon, AB – July 2013. Oh, I miss summer already!)