GGW’s Favorite Picks Over The Years and BH&G Garden Blogger Awards

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Sidalcea hartwegii - Valley Checkerbloom - annual wildflower California native plant in Sierra meadow

Sidalcea hartwegii – Valley Checkerbloom – annual wildflower California native plant in Sierra meadow

In honor of GGW being selected as one of the top 10 garden blogs by Better Homes and Gardens for 2016, I thought it would be fun to share 2 favorite posts from each of our contributors.

Saxon Holt, photographer extraordinaire, selected these 2 posts.

Wildflowers In Wild Meadows

Photographing In A Garden

chairs in Chanticleer garden

chairs in Chanticleer garden

Debra Lee Baldwin, the queen of succulents, chose these 2 articles as her top picks.

IMG_6889-resized.jpg- Debra Lee Baldwin's garden re-do
IMG_1877-640x480.jpg-Debra Lee Baldwin

And I, (Fran Sorin), often called a soulful gardener, am offering these posts as my top 2 picks.

Piet Oudolf: An Interview

Echinops- Piet Oudolf garden

13 Reasons Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health

Gardening Is Good For Your Health

GGW has been graced with some outstanding contributors throughout the years, but it is  Saxon Holt, Debra Lee Baldwin, and I who have consistently been contributing to this blog for the last 8 plus years. Although we each have our area of expertise, we share a deep passion for gardening and the beauty it brings to our daily lives.

This year we have been selected as one of the top 10 garden blogs of 2016 by Better Homes and Gardens. The voting is presently on to select the top garden blogger of the year.

If you’re a regular reader of GGW (and even if you’re not), we would deeply appreciate it if you would vote for us!

The deadline is Monday, March 7th. All you have to do is click on the link here (or the one at the bottom of the page) and click through the beauty, style, and food contests (there is a place to click through to next page) to the gardening page. We are the 2nd blog in the top row: we’re thrilled to be participating with 9 other terrific bloggers. AND we would really love to take home the award this year!

blogger awards 2016

Click HERE to vote for Gardening Gone Wild!

With your help, we can win! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Fran Sorin

Fran is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which Andrew Weil, M.D., recommends as "a profound and inspiring book."  

A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology, she is also a gardening and creativity expert, coach, inspirational speaker, CBS radio news gardening correspondent, and Huffington Post Contributor.

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Fran Sorin
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Cathy March 8, 2016, 8:08 am

Congratulations on a well-deserved award!!

Fran Sorin March 9, 2016, 3:28 am

Thanks dear Cathy- Hope you’re enjoying some good gardening this March in California!

Deer solutions - deer & garden fence systems March 15, 2016, 10:20 pm

Fantastic, huge fan 🙂

Allen Kang April 5, 2016, 7:40 am

Thanks for sharing this post. And Congratulations for the award.

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