"But!" you ask, "What do you mean? Your archive clearly shows that the first post on this blog was in January 2009, not August!"
Okay, so technically my blog is more than a year old. But though my first post went up in February, I posted all of 5 more times in March, and the nothing until August, when I started posting regularly. So I have decided that August 11th is my blogavesary. If you don't like that, tough.
To mark this special occasion, I have decided to put together a little list of the blogs greatest hits for the year just ended. And by greatest hits, I simply mean posts that I happen to like.
Cartoons: My favorite of my garden drawings/cartoons so far is this one. Probably because I
Garden design stuff: Last winter, I got all excited about houseplants for the first time in my life (thank you, Mr. S.), and staged make overs of not just one but two of my window sills. A vast improvement. This summer, I've been collecting more interesting plants to enjoy indoors over the winter, so I'll probably be talking more about it come snow season.
I like science. I really enjoyed writing my bit on hummingbirds and the color red. I also liked my post on where dwarf conifers come from (witches!!)
And, still in science, but a little more seriously, since I do study plant breeding and genetics, I think and hear a lot about genetic engineering. I think the debate about it currently raging ignores a lot of both the real problems, and potential positives of the technology. I hope you'll take a moment to read -- and respond to -- my thoughts, if you haven't already. This is an important issue we need a more informed debate about.
And that's it! Happy Blogaversary! Looking forward to another year of writing