A List of the Best Gardening Blogs

It has been gray and cold and all around dreary in this Sonoma Garden lately. While I usually don’t complain about cold or overcast, after a full week or more of it, I will admit defeat and say that I wish we could have a sunny day. Something to get me inspired and geared up for the upcoming growing season. Luckily the seed catalogs have started to pour in and along with those and this list of inspiring gardening blogs, I have been feeling the gardening bug again. Below is a great list of garden/natural living blogs, some I have been reading for a long while, others are brand new to me. Some I learn tons from, others I wish the authors were my next door neighbors so we could be friends. But all are inspiring.

I encourage you to check them all out and if I’ve left out your favorite garden blog, please add it in the comments below!



Bella Madris

(not so) Urban Hennery

Kale for Sale

Down to Earth

Daphne’s Dandelions


Throwback at Trapper Creek

The Family Garden

One Green Generation

Skippy’s Vegetable Garden


Limes & Lycopene

Suburban Sharecroppers

Viggies Veggies

Sicilian Sisters Grow Some Food


Flower Hill Farm

Maybelline’s Garden

Unfortunately Riana at These Days in French Life has closed her blog, but luckily you can keep up with her inspirational writing and photography on her flickr page.


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48 responses to “A List of the Best Gardening Blogs

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out. I have so many wonderful blogs that I follow. They are all so good, but I’m just going to list one because I’m lazy and don’t want to do a million links. He is still pretty new to blogging and gardening (started in July in a new house), but his enthusiasm is unparalleled. So visit Thomas at A Growing Tradition. http://www.agrowingtradition.com/

  2. Hey, thanks! I think we have to have a NorCal party some day. . . One of my favorite blogs is my friend Mr. H’s: http://subsistencepatternfoodgarden.blogspot.com/

    He does a lot of amazing stuff, in a very different climate.

  3. OMGoodness…I am honored, thanks so much for the plug 🙂

  4. Awfully nice of you to have me on your list! I’m fairly certain that your blog was one of the first I started reading a couple of years ago and it remains one of my absolute favorites.

    Here’s another that I love:


  5. I’m curious, where all do you get seed catalogs from. I’m new to all this, but we just bought 9 acres and I’m “summer dreaming”

    • asonomagarden

      9 Acres! Wow! We get our seeds primarily from rareseeds.com and seedsavers.com. This spring and summer will be great fun with all that space!

  6. Wow I can’t believe I made someones list. Thank you!

  7. Kim

    Thank you so much for this list. It’s kind of a domino effect though; I go to a blog, then see their blogroll, go to another blog, and so forth and so on….

    Re: summer dreaming, and “feeling the gardening bug” I have to admit that I lost interest for awhile in the fall, which is really bad where I live (Mohave Valley, AZ) because it means I did very little during the entire first half of my growing season!

    I finally got my rear in gear and planted some sweet and english peas, also broccoli, kale, chard, beets, radishes and carrots. I have tomatoes going, thank goodness, and have been harvesting some mesclun and leaf lettuce I DID get into the ground in December. I’ll just share that with you (and maybe make you a little jealous, LOL) I feel jealous of you come July-September, when were are hot and suffering. The summer is my fallow time.

  8. How fun to find my name on the list. Thank you. You’re actually the gardening blog I go to along with Melinda at A Green Generation. I’ve gathered good tips from each of you for my pots on the deck and even better than that – bushels of inspiration.

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  10. Thanks for the links to all the great blogs – great reading for a cold, wet, winter day !

  11. Thank you for the link love! I’m flattered to be on your list! And thanks for all the other links…..I haven’t been to many of those blogs!

  12. My blog is quite new and I hope maybe interesting


    Kind regards

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  21. Hi, I am mailing to ask if you would like to include my blog into your lists. It’s a wicked Hydroponic Gardening Blogwith loads of great videos.

    It is: http://www.howto-hydroponics.com/hydroponicsblog

    I also ask if you would like to swap reciprocal links and if so, please send me the write-up you would like adding to my main website.

    George Pattenson@howto-hydroponics.com

  22. Great list thank you – Please do let us know if you win an award for your blog so we can feature you on our dedicated garden page

  23. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. A list of interesting garden blogs. I’ve enjoyed browsing your recommendations and will add some to my blogroll. Thank you!

  24. I just read your first post on the cold dreary weather. I too have to agree about cold and dreary. I am sick of the snow and the cold. However, I got my tomaotes and peppers started and to me that says spring is on the way. Wont be long now before we will all be digging in our gardens and waiting impatiently for that first ripe tomato. But it will be well worth the wait.

    The Fun Gardener

  25. amy

    Is it ok to nominate yourself?? 🙂 I would love for you to come take a peek at my blog if you have a moment…


    I’m looking forward to peeking through this list!

  26. A very belated Thank YOU! I am only just discovering this honor. You are so kind to mention Flower Hill this way.

  27. I was a garden designer in NYC for many years and now have moved to my place in upstate NY. My blog will focus on my garden at Old Totem Farm in East Meredith, garden ideas, garden history and design. Hope you will check us out. Best, Don


  28. I have a new blog on East Coast gardening:


  29. We were truly blessed by mother nature this year. I’ve noticed it in all of our pink daylilies: http://www.birchwoodfarmsnh.com/?meta_key=Color&meta_value=Pink

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  31. Great selection of blogs.. should keep me busy for awhile! 🙂

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  33. Wonderful site! I would be honored if you listed my blog here. http://beengardening2.blogspot.com/ . Thank you so much.

  34. Thanks for the list! I was just seeking gardening blogs to read on rainy days (other than my favourites like Moosey’s Country Garden) and this list is most helpful!

  35. Thank you so much for your list this would able me to gather more ideas on gardening. Thank you

  36. Just stumbled on your lovely blog…great job you’re doing, I’ll be back.
    I’m a passionate gardener blogging on http://personaleden.wordpress.com and I’m always looking for kindred spirits! Happy days…

  37. Many thanks to you for putting together the list. And I must say, this is an amazing space you’ve created! Keep it going…
    Plant House

  38. Jeanne Grunert

    I’d like to invite folks who are new to gardening to visit my little corner of the web, Seven Oaks (http://sevenoaks-jeanne.blogspot.com). It’s the blog for people who kill plastic plants.

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  40. You have a great list of garden blogs.
    Please look at http://www.mykitchengarden.info with lots of pictures of blooms and fruits like hydrangeas, roses, marigold, bananas, blueberries. mangoes, etc. Please consider this blog add it to your list.
    Thanks & Regards.

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