Blogospherical musings

Today, I came across a few posts that I really want to share.
Susan's Sustainable Gardening blog, points to the Sustainable Sites Initiative, which "is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, constructionand maintenance practices." They include a fascinating article that describes the garden/garden initiative in Santa Monica. The project measured the water, maintenance, green waste, and other costs of a newly constructed native garden and a newly constructed traditional garden. The article has a lot of great information, including plant lists, photos, and cost analyses. The differences are really quite stunning.
Katie at Gardenpunks has a book review of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1. It sounds like a very timely and truly inspiring book and I can't wait to read it. (I also love the Gardenpunks banner of this month with its very subtle hearts permeating the landscape.)
On a more light-hearted note, I very much enjoyed How to Spot a Blogger by Donna at Suburban Sanctum. It certainly rings true to me, and I'm quite amused by my own sudden mmmh, let's call it interest in collecting information for my blog. Of course it's only a side-obsession to my garden obsession, but it's something new (and a lot of fun).


Thanks for the shout-out for my post, Town Mouse! I enjoy reading your blog, even though we deal with very different plants and conditions. I like your style and humor, and it's interesting to learn about gardening in other areas. Maybe I'll even pick up a few pointers that will work here in zone 5...
Country Mouse said…
Thanks for giving me some good lunchtime reading!
Katie said…
Yes, thanks for the link! You thing the hearts are subtle?