Dear Friend and Gardener

 A virtual garden club for those of us who grow our own.

Join our virtual garden club and share all summer
Join our virtual garden club and share all summer

Carol Michel, Mary Ann Newcomer and I are starting a virtual garden club for everyone growing their own food, flowers or herbs this summer. It’s a fun club. There are no rules except if you grab the badge, please link it back to this page. Here, I will list everyone joining us for our summer adventure of growing our food, flowers and herbs. You are welcome to post once a month if you want. We’d love to see what you’re growing.

Thanks for joining in.

Carol Michel is a lifelong gardener and resident of Indiana. She has a degree in Horticulture from Purdue University and has written for Horticulture and Indiana Gardening magazines and The Southside Times newspaper published in Indianapolis. She is an avid reader and collector of old gardening books and claims to have the largest hoe collection in the world. She regularly writes about her old books, hoes, and many other topics on her garden blog, May Dreams Gardens, home of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and has a regular monthly column, Musings from May Dreams Gardens, on Women’s Voices Magazine.

Mary Ann Newcomer is a self-proclaimed “garden scribe, scout and speaker.” She blogs at Gardens of the Wild, Wild West. Known as the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID, she’s written for MaryJane’s Farm, Fine Gardening, American Gardener and Leaf. She is the author of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States. (Timber Press 2014)

Dee Nash is the author of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff (St. Lynn’s Press 2014). I blog here and at Red Dirt Ramblings. She is also an award-winning professional writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives in a log cabin on an acreage between the Great American Prairie and the beginning of the deciduous forest. She gardens approximately an acre and grows vegetables, fruit, roses and other favorite perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs. Dee is a frequent contributor of writing and photography to Oklahoma Gardener magazine. She’s also written for Organic GardeningFine Gardening, and flower magazine. She also writes online for Fiskars Corporation and HGTVGardens.

Here’s a list of Dear Friend and Gardener participants. Please go visit their blogs and see what everyone is growing this summer.

April from Artistic Gardener

Andie from Andie’s Way

Annie Earley

Annie Haven at Authentic Haven Brand Tea’s blog

Brenda at The Blonde Gardener

Daricia at A Charlotte Garden

Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening

Pat from Commonweeder

Teri at Cottage in the Court

Lynn from The Dirt Diaries

Shelley from The Edgy Gardener’s Blog

Eleni from Fields of Basil

Sandra at Flora’s Forum

Letitia from Garden Anywhere Box

Victoria from Garden Cook Travel

Jessica at Garden. Plant. Grow. Eat.

Daniela from Gardeners with Kids

Sue from Gardening in a Car Park

Donna from Garden’s Eye View

Leslie from Growing a Garden in Davis

Gwendolen at Gwendolen’s Garden 

Blythe from Hilltop Garden

Maggie at Homegrown: Adventures in My Garden


Jenny at J. Peterson Garden Design

Jennie Brooks

Jennifer from Jen & the Bean Stalk

Jan from Mermaids and Cashmere

Missing Henry Mitchell

Maria at Morgan Creek Chronicles

Tina at My Gardener Says

Pam at Pam’s English Garden

Peg at Pegplant

Dawn at Petals. Paper. Simple Thymes

Jean at Petal Talk

Elizabeth at Pieceful Life

Beth at Plant Postings

Alana at Ramblin’ with AM

Laurin at Ravenscourt Gardens

Tiffany at Songbird Gardens

Jackie from Southern Post Journal

Sharon at Things I love Too–Marmee