Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blotanical Blogosphere: Connecting...

Summer Bouquet: Zinnia 'Berry Basket' - a cultivar from Renee's Seeds that deserves high praise!

The zinnia plants have been blooming non-stop at T's community garden, where there has been no problem at all with mildew. T brings home big bunches that I take delight in. I'm lucky that he gardens in a plot in full sun, as Alice's Garden receives decreasing sunlight with each passing year; certainly not enough to grow vigorous annuals such as this.

I've spent some time this morning connecting with new bloggers via the Blotanical web site. It's a great place to discover gardening blogs of every kind, foodies to exotic gardens filled with tropicals. I find it to be a great place to find blogs from countries as diverse as the gardening realm itself.

By the way, this post is a test of the new Blogger Interface.
I wonder if any of my blogging cohorts have already made the switch?
Another question....
Are you part of the Blotanical blogosphere?


15 comments:

  1. Love the Zinnias. They make a pretty bouquet. Have I missed something? Blogger interface? I must have missed the memo.

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  2. Bernie,
    I've been having some problems posting on Blogger, and now it's asking me to "try the new interface" ...
    You haven't gotten that message?

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  3. That's it! I'm growing Zinnias this year!
    I have switched I've and quite like it..

    I am angry at Blotanical. I originally put in the wrong email address and have not been able to activate my account. I have sent so many emails to them and have had no response! Do you have an account with them?

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  4. Isn't it fun to meet to bloggers from around the globe? I love that Blotanical makes the gardening world feel smaller, and make it easier to connect.

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  5. Love the zinnias! I need to start growing these. They are such hard workers - in bloom when a lot of things are not. I'm always behind - have no idea what the new interface is!

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  6. I received the message, but was hesitant to try it yet. What's the difference? (Lovely floral bouquet!)

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  7. Dear Alice, I think zinnias are my favorite annual here. Yours are beautiful! I didn't get the memo either. I'm hooked on Blotanical. P. x

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  8. Phoebe,
    Yes, I'm on Blotanical. Sorry to hear that you haven't gotten a response from Stuart. Maybe you can tweet him if you're on Twitter? He's @bussogardener

    CVF,
    I feel the same way about Blotanical.

    HG,
    I wouldn't worry about the interface blogger is not asking;-)

    PP,
    the interface is quite different but difficult to explain. I suppose it's meant to be better, a step up, but time will tell.

    Pam,
    I wonder why some of us have been nudged to move to the new interface? And yep, I'm hooked, too!

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  9. Hello Alice, i've not been here for a while. I love zinnias too. As to the new interphase, i am afraid of changing as i might encounter problems i might not possibly able to mend, anyway this old one is not giving me much problems except for Blotanical which is so slow!

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  10. I admire your zinnias, and have not received the interface questions yet.

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  11. Zinnias have been my favourite from the cutting patch this year - will definitely grow heaps more next year - really good value for money.

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  12. Pretty! I always love to plant zinnias in my flower garden, along with carnations and roses. They're great cutting flowers. They have so many colors you can think of.

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  13. I hope the new interface on Blogger allows comments through Blotanical. I have been having difficulty with some blogs where it does not allow comments. It causes me to leave Blotanical to access a blog via my sidebar. It is very inconvenient. I am coming from my sidebar now, not even checking through Blotanical.

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  14. Have not heard about interface, whatever that is. Am a blotanist. Loovvve the Zinnias.

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  15. Blogger emailed that the old interface will be completely gone ASAP... So if you haven't switched, you will find a new way to format. I don't understand why everyone hasn't received the same email!

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