Many thanks to Steph of Steph's Green Space for nominating me for "The Versatile Blogger" award. I have only been blogging since January of this year and I consider it a real compliment to get this award. Here are the rules for accepting the award:
- Thank the person who gave you the award.
- Include a link to their blog.
- Select 15 bloggers that you follow or have just discovered who you would consider fit the bill of a 'versatile' blogger.
- Tell 7 random facts about yourself.
- Include this set of rules in your post.
- Inform each of your nominated bloggers of their nomination.
1. My Rustic Bajan Garden - this blog features stunning photography of the author's Barbados garden and is a real eye-opener for me to see how my plants would grow if in an optimal climate. The photos are dreamy and will send you to islands!
2. Lotus Leaf - a lovely blog from southern India with some weird and wonderful plants.
3. Fun and Vjs - this blog is all about renovating a traditional Queenslander home in Brisbane, Australia. The author has a lot of quirky furniture and while it is not strictly on gardening, the blog is interesting and unique in its own right. I keep fantasizing about designing a heritage Brisbane garden for the house!
4. bernies garden - this is a well-known blog about a lovely garden in the dry tropics of north Queensland. Some lovely photos and lots of wildlife pictures too. This was one of the first gardening blogs I started following.
5. African Aussie - a lovely blog from Townsville about a dry tropical garden. Some beautiful photography and interesting garden tales too!
6. http://gwen4gardens.blogspot.com.au/ - a blog from the far north of Queensland. What always surprises me is despite our vastly different climates, what grows in this garden generally can be found growing down here, too!
7. Plant Fanatic - the name says it all. A beautiful Hawaiian blog on local gardens in the islands.
8. Missy's garden - another great blog from Brisbane, with lots of interesting photos of subtropical plants.
9. flowerladysmusings - a lovely blog not just of plants but with recipes and other artistic creations too! Very interesting!
10. Grower Jim - a gardener from Miami with some wonderful pictures of tropical plants and great advice on growing them.
11. Tropical Life - my photo blog of life in the tropics
12. A warm slice of Brisbane - photo blog of Brisbane
13. Past & Present - historic blog of Brisbane
14. Nice garden - a beautifully-done blog about gardening in Malaysia. The author is a lot like me in that she finds it hard to not plant what others don't want!
15. Year Round Garden - lovely blog from Florida with some gorgeous plant pictures
Some facts about myself:
1. I speak and read fluent Cantonese.
2. I never notice when it is hot but I am very sensitive to the cold.
3. Nature is what brings me true happiness
4. I speak (Cuban) Spanish
5. Since I was very young I always wanted to live in the tropics
6. I enjoy cooking for my partner and family
7. I love cats! I have a furry black feline named 'Milton' (He was named after a suburb in Brisbane).
I want to thank Steph for nominating me and for those who visit my blog. Although I have gardened all my life (literally since I was a toddler!), I haven't shared it with too many people until now - so thanks to all!