Gardening is one of the most essential hobbies of many. This is especially true to elderly people. With little things to do, they are able to spend most of their time in the garden. They do gardening as a way of finding something useful to do.
It is not surprising that blogs about gardening are getting extremely on demand. With many gardening blogs to follow, elderly people would want to get the most out of it. Thus, the contents of these blogs offer valuable information to people who love gardening.
NOTE: The gardening blogs featured below are arranged in no particular ardor. I’m fan of all of them.
1. Growing with plants
Author Matt Mattus is a toy designer who happens to love gardening. His blog talks about discovering and learning something new about plants. He is curious about what are the various ways a plant could grow.
The plants he grows are organic because he believes in a good horticulture. In which you use organic fertilizer, adjust the pH, phosphorus, and iron of each plant. An example would be crushing eggshells and surrounding it around a tomato plant.
2. seasonal wisdom
Author Teresa O’Connor is a Master Gardener who has talked about everything. In which topic from sustainable family farming to heirloom vegetables are covered. She strongly supports family farming because she believes in the good traditional way of gardening.
She wants to preserve how food preparations are done in a traditional way by cultivating them from a traditional way of growing plants. Odd salad recipe from Medieval England is one of her favorite topics.
3. away to garden
Author Margaret Roach is an Organic Style Gardener and a Vegetarian. She does not just love gardening but as she said, gardening is a spiritual practice and it is her lifetime partner.
Her blog is all about horticultural how-to and woo. She believes that gardening has more to offer than any other hobbies in the world.
4. Loyal gardener
Loyal Gardener aims to address the gap that is present in the market. That is to advise people about actionable gardening with the aid of proper tools and equipment. It provides more useful application about gardening not just merely talking about it vaguely as most blogs do.
With all gardening process, know how to do it in the application with Loyal Gardener blog. And you will surely love how plants grow in its actuality.
5. green roofs blog
This blog is an internet organization about news media. In which it serves as an international online information portal of greenroof and greenwall industry. The blog aims to promote, inspire, and inform the use of earth-friendly technology about organic greenroof architecture.
With collections of news, travel, videos, organization and government updates, interchange of ideas, exclusive features and research, the blog offers many latest news about what gardening can offer.
6. green talk
This website talks about how to live a life that is geared towards a greener lifestyle. It started as a simple blog that wants to focus on healthy living, but five years later it bloomed into this website that new green enthusiasts used for vital and important ‘first-steps’ information on how to live the life of a healthy person.
7. big blog of gardening
This blog is an outgrowth of the owner’s gardens in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, United States. Here he gives his personalized advice on how to reconnect with nature and her natural healing effect to our being.
His methods are mainly organic with the absence of synthetic fertilizers. The author has no formal training in gardening the way he does but has started planting way back in his elementary years.
8. get busy gardening
Amy Andrychowicz of getbusygardening.com is from Minneapolis and has growing things as her passion. She loves to make green foliage flourish the whole year round and despite the long winters of Minneapolis, she takes her passion indoors to continue with her craft non-stop.
Her blog is about helping those who want to start out in gardening with a small budget in mind or even those who have already started but still want to learn about inexpensive gardening hacks.
9. gardening nature
The blog is about providing the best care for one’s family by getting healthy foods in the form of fresh crops, vegetables, and fruits from one’s own garden. This is the sure way that Anna Reed recommends to moms like her to do in her gardening blog. The site offers practical advice on gardening, getting rid of complicated jargon that hinders those still new in the craft.
10. artistic garden
This blog talks about the personal journey of Claudia Brownlie as most of her articles are based on personal experience since 2005 when she decided to take her daily experiences on gardening on the internet to reach out to a wider audience that might appreciate and learn from the lessons she willingly shares. Her niches make gardening into an art form that offers DIY projects that can easily be copied with her guidance and instruction.
11. gardening patch
This website is all about instruction on how to grow a garden with various types of crops, herbs, and fruit trees. It also talks about how to create a beautiful lawn as it explores the ups and downs of using a synthetic substitute for grass.
Although the site seems a bit too young in relation its numbers of articles, it none the less gives solid advice on growing certain types of crops that are popularly grown as food for the household.
12. my mn garden
As the name implies this website is a companion site to a real garden in Minnesota cared for by Maria Slavik. In her website, she talks about how she cares for her plants in her garden and how each plant is used all throughout the seasons.
Her focus is on edible food gardens grown in raised beds and preserving the harvest for later use. Her work is beautifully documented with photos as she is also an amateur photographer.
13. the impatient gardener
She cleverly calls her website blog theimpatientgardener.com as a reflection of her self-confessed impatient character. She has admitted that when she wants something done, she does not want to beat around the bush with it.
The sole focus of her blog was about gardening at first but she realized as winter came there seems to be not much to write about gardening. That is why she also writes about DIYs on home improvement.
All her writings are based on experiences and she’s not afraid to publish some of the trials along the way that didn’t go so well according to plan.
14. garden rant
Gardenrant.com is a website that is a composed of seasoned gardeners that have been contributing to the site since 2006. The website is basically an online community where gardeners around the globe gather to discuss and share with each other their ideas and lessons learned from their actual experiences and experiments. The site also hosts a podcast that talks about anything under the sun as long as it pertains or is related to growing things.
15. ecosystem gardening
As the name probably implies this website is about learning from natural ecosystems and applying the lessons in our own backyards. The website talks about the balance that must be maintained if we are to achieve harmony with our environment even in our own homes.
This method emphasizes the importance of considering how nature works in relation to gardening and taking advantage of those methods to cut our work for us. Letting nature takes it course once we’ve kick-started the process.
16. gardening know how
Gardeningknowhow.com is a blog that has a broad coverage on various topics on gardening. The site is managed by gardening experts that take on questions from the site’s readers and followers. The site’s segments include a discussion on whether certain things do not work or not as well as full discussions on DIY projects.
It also has an invaluable segment of top ten list on various topics such as the best crops to grow in certain seasons to what tools to use for certain types of gardening chores.
17. fine gardening
This website is an online magazine pertaining to fine gardening. This site contains an encyclopedic volume of information on just about all aspects of gardening. It covers all types of plants in an organized manner all the way from grass to fruit trees.
It also covers the proper care for these plants as well as DIY projects that also dab on the aesthetics that is brought about by a well-planned garden landscape. They offer a monthly paid subscription as well as a yearly one.
18. cold climate gardening
The blog is all about gardening in cold climates. It contains a lot of useful information that helps all gardeners living in colder parts. I aim to give gardeners a fighting chance in growing healthy plants despite the difficulty inherent to planting in these locations.
Kathy Purdy is a gardener with a passion for growing things and has created this site to impart lessons on how she has solved most of the problems she has encountered when growing plants in her current home location. She writes most of the material but accepts guest writers as long as they have quality input.
19. the english garden
The English Garden is a reputable media print institution that has been writing publications related to gardens and all things related to it. The website offers well-researched articles that help any serious gardener do better with his or her own garden.
Although the website already gives out free useful information you can subscribe to the magazine issues in print and in digital form for more detailed and more impactful articles. An important part of their website is the section for free expert advice where they give out tried and tested ideas that cater to specific problems in the gardening world.
20. good girl gone green
The site has ample resource on gardening techniques and tips but the author Stephanie makes it a point that the goal of gardening is to achieve a healthy life. She says that to go green one must live a green lifestyle, which means the way of life must align with the natural philosophy which most organic garden enthusiast practice.
Her publication is not limited only to plants but all the way to body care, food recipes, and DIY projects that are not costly to the pocket and yet still adheres to the simplicity going green implies.
21. grow veg
Growveg is an introductory website that is run by a company called Growing Interactive. They have an app that helps you monitor a crop while you are growing it, helping you along the way giving tips and as well as helping you plan out a garden from scratch.
The website contains a lot of references for the aspiring gardener and is managed by a couple of gardening experts eager to answer questions and impart their wisdom on growing from their years of experience.
22. epic gardening
This website espouses a mission to help a million people all around the globe to learn how to grow plants. It started out in 2013 as a way of the author’s way of documenting his first steps in learning hydroponics, which is a system of growing plants without soil.
Today, Kevin the author of this website also includes aquaponics and discusses houseplants and plant problems he encounters as part of the material. Kevin also has a podcast featuring his daily struggles of his passion.
23. amateur gardening
Amateur Gardening is a companion website for a weekly magazine publication on gardening circulated in Britain. Their approach is to make everything practical and they aim to remove the jargon that sometimes hinders those aspiring beginner gardeners from starting out. In the site, you can get good information on proper garden care and they also have a segment for kids who want to start young with their gardening.
24. back to my garden
The website is about helping people discover or rediscover their passion for gardening. There are a lot of topics discussed on the website that all aim to supplement knowledge in the broad topic of gardening. The prominent theme on the site’s article revolves around giving out useful tips to its readers.
25. backyard boss
The backyard boss is an online place to hang out at if you are a backyard enthusiast as well as a lover of the outdoor world. The site is composed of a team of writers that strive to provide relevant content that can help its readers the best tips on gardening, bbq, D.I.Y.(Do-It-Yourself) backyard projects, and product reviews.
26. balcony garden web
The Balcony garden web is a healthy concoction of great ideas that revolve around growing plants for food and making and maintain an urban garden. They provide useful guides for their readers in their gardening journey, posting regularly with relevant articles that talk just about anything related to the garden.
27. robinson love plants
The Robinsonloveplants.com website is the blog of Amelia Robinson as she documents her day to day experiences in one of the things she loves the most, which is gardening. She, with her husband Danny and son Ash, live a life that revolves around growing things. The site is her medium in reaching out into the world in order to offer her knowledge and expertise about plants.
28. growing a greener world
Growing a greener world is a tv show that has received awards for their efforts in spreading information that helps gardeners the world over. Their website offers a lot of free information that talks about the do’s and don’ts of gardening. The site contains a compendium of knowledge that is definitely useful to those who love growing things.
29. mr brown thumb
Although this blog is hosted on a free blogging tool by google called blogspot.com the author of this blog is by no means a lightweight. He lives and breathes his passion for gardening and is definitely an authority on the subject. He is on the board of directors for Forest Park Community Garden and has organized garden even shows.
30. the gardening cook
The Gardening Cook is Carol Speake. She is the founder of the website and like all founders possesses the passion for what she does and pours it all into her blog for everyone to partake and enjoy. Her site offers free information on gardening with the end goal of cooking the produce. A useful tool for those among us who care about home.
31. live love fruit
The central theme of this blog is to spread awareness into what we put into our bodies, specifically the food we take and feed our families. The author and founder of this website Carly Fraser uses her background in biopsychology to connect how food affects our bodies and consequently our health. Her content aims to educate everyone on living healthier lifestyles.
32. veggie gardening tips
Kenny the owner of veggiegardeningtips.com is passionate about gardening and lives and breathes this passion. He shares his daily adventures in the garden and conveniently points out to us what works and what doesn’t. He publishes his successes as well as his mistakes so that we only have to follow easily on the former and not having to commit the latter.
33. garden betty
Linda Ly as she refers to herself as the gardening Betty is all about gardening. She tries out new ideas and let us know what works. She gardens passionately and makes sure to eat what she reaps. She also publishes the recipes she uses to cook the meals made from the fruits of her gardening toil. She also has a segment on parenthood and about work.
34. urban gardens web
The founder of Urban Gardens Web is Robin Plaskoff Horton and he is passionate about sustainable living. She has been a world traveler and has made the website a medium in which she shares the wisdom she has accumulated from her travels on the subject of sustainable living by planting your own food from seed to harvest. The website offers useful and actionable tips on the subject.
35. youg row girl
Gayla Trail is the author and founder of yougrowgirl.com and it where she shares her passion about growing things to the world. The site is a useful reference for those who want to learn organic gardening. She has a popular segment which revolves around edible plants as well as a DIY section where actionable steps can be followed by her readers.
36. hobby farms
The website is composed of writers that share a passion for writing. One of the editors, Roger Sipe grew up on farming and makes sure the site keeps on a consistent theme of helping out everyone who wants to dip their hands into the subject. The site wants to promote a healthy and balance lifestyle through the implementation of a sustainable farm.
37. root simple
The authors Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are running rootsimple.com and the couple both live their passion by staying at a homestead where they basically live in a self-sustainable lifestyle. The site is their way of paying forward from the bountiful harvest they have reaped from living a life that revolves around this lifestyle. They also do speaking events about a range of subject matter.
38.garden of eaden
Although Simon Eade chose to host his blog on a free platform called blogger. He has been posting relevant articles on growing plants and making beautiful gardens since 2008. For almost a decade now the author religiously puts out fresh content describing his daily struggles and wins in gardening.
39. sow true seed
The founder of sow true seed is Carol Koury and their advocacy is about propagating more and reviving the heirloom variety of plants. They believe that the past to a real healthy lifestyle is by using organic techniques which require not using GMO seeds. The site is an encyclopedic resource when it comes to organic heirloom seeds.
40. az plant lady
The blog is about the gardening adventure of Noelle Johnson where she shares relevant tips on gardening as she moves on her personal journey on the subject. She also specializes in landscaping and knows what plants to utilize in order to maximize the space and improve the beauty of your garden. The website offers free tips on these subject matters, but she also offers her professional help to those who want to avail.
41. small town gardener
Marianne is a garden columnist who shares all of her best ideas and lessons on her website smalltowngardener.com. She has been gardening for many years now, but although she is self-taught she is no lightweight when it comes to lessons she teaches in her website, since they all bore the weight of personal experience. She aims to push her readers to pass their computers and actually touch dirt and soil.
42. garden walk garden talk
Garden Walk and Talk is an online blog that is geared towards the outdoors. It does not only have articles the pertain to gardening but it also has resources that are useful for those who have interests in birds and beautiful natural sceneries.
The blog also has a good number of articles that talk about garden walks coupled with good resolution photos. These ideas can be copied or improved upon by the followers of this blog.
43. busy at home
Glenda being a mom shares her home experiences through her blog busy-at-home.com and imparts some useful tips on gardening. Sharing with us the do’s and don’ts as she experiences them first hand. She also has a section for DIY hacks as well as recipes for the food she lovingly prepares for her family.
44. urban organic gardener
From the site’s name itself, urbanorganicgardener.com is all about gardening in urban areas. They have articles on how to grow food on limited spaces by employing urban growing techniques and principles. They have an entire section dedicated to apartment gardening as well as a section on how to control plant pests and diseases.
45. growing the home garden
Growingthehomegarden.com is an online publication that helps its readers who are interested in learning about gardening. They have a good resource on vegetable gardening coupled with plant propagation tips that can be used by a gardener hopeful to start gardening. They also have a whole segment on useful gardening tips that are essential for all types of gardeners.
Growing food is part and parcel of being human beings. There is a common theme that all these websites about gardening and healthy living tell us and that is learning how to care for plants and knowing the difference between good and bad food is important if we are to prosper as a species.
We hope that you have gained something useful from this humble list of gardening plants and that if you should have any questions for us, please feel free to ask us below in the comment section.