I wish I had the writing flair like some of us bloggers to write something memorable about the eleventh of March. It was the date last year, I got myself registered with Blotanical , a gardening directory, when out of inactivity due to an operation, I went on with the frenzy of gardening and blogging. Gardening is actually a passion that has long been subdued due to time constraint.
A month after getting myself into the community of Blotanical, I did a post titled Blotanical: A simple analysis on popularity.I tried to be very objective about gardening, blogging and Blotanical. Here is an extract of that post:
1. Why join Blotanical?
Early Mac 2009 was a non productive period in my life. I spent 3 days in Hospital Putrajaya, Malaysia for an operation. On the day of discharge, Doctor Hari, an extremely nice guy with excessive professional demeanour slipped a 2 week medical certificate into my hands. So I was expected to recuperate at home barred from going to work for two weeks! Yes I enjoyed the brief moments as I peep through the side window checking from far how my garden and plants faring during my absence. Yes, Kakdah had extended her help tending to my needs and the plants as well. The kids were away crowding only during weekends.
Then to rekindle the passionate bond with gardening, the idea of creating a blog arised . I bumped into two local blogs, by Lili of Blossom and FJL of Blog Garden, and it was much of Lili’s remark that I decided to join Blotanical. For Lili to be given a red star, I guess she very much deserved it…Click for more
2. Blotanical Little Yearly Glamour.
Interestingly, I bumped into the unexpected Blotanical glamour of being tagged in 2009 as The Best Vegetable Gardening Blog, The Best Asian Blog, The Newcomer Blog of The Year third place, Blotanist of The Year second place. [click here] I have said thank you very much to friends, gardeners, bloggers and blotanist who clicked on Bangchik and My Little Vegetable Garden blog as Nomination and Voting process went on.
3. A present from My Little Vegetable Garden.
I love to end this short post by saying thank you to Stuart for his enthusiasm to keep Blotanical alive, friends who keep visiting and commenting, to Kakdah for her patience and passion in gardening adventure, to neighbours and friends who continuously open their hands and hearts as we offer them the fruits of gardening labour. We are counting blessings and do appreciate what God has in store out of gardening, playing with dirt, weather and nature. The pictures of our tomato progress replicate this happy feeling.....
the first to appear
the little yellow flowers
the latest appearance.
~Bangchik and Kakdah
My little vegetable garden