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Gardening is passion. If you want to properly take care of your garden, it’s preferable to have a green soul. That’s why the best gardening advice comes from people who have a green soul as well. These gardeners have spent their lives taking care of lawns, hardy and delicate plants, shrubs and vegetable gardens. With this knowledge and experience they can easily solve your problems and share their secrets with you, so you can have a healthy lawn and a flourishing garden.
Here are five of the most influential international gardening experts worth following. Every one of them has a different personality and a unique approach to gardening. Explore their blogs and read their posts and guides: who are you most like?
Shawna Coronado is a red-haired girl with a young freckled face and a sunny smile. Her personal blog perfectly depicts her: this may be the secret of her success. Shawna’s mantras are: respect for the environment, waste reduction, balanced diet, and healthy lifestyle.
Great passion has led Shawna to take part in many TV shows and radio networks. She has also published many books explaining her approach to gardening: daily gardening is key to personal wellness.
Shawna’s enthusiasm is contagious! If you read her once, there is a high change you will follow her every day. She won’t disappoint you with her daily posts with practical advice for better living thanks to gardening.
Read Shawna’s blog yourself. Did you know these office desk hacks?
Linda Ly is another smiling influencer in the gardening blog world. After she moved from the city to the coast, she built her new garden ecosystem from scratch. Linda developed the Garden Betty blog to tell the story of her journey while growing her garden, with advice on various topics, such as plant growing and chicken breeding. Her garden is full of aromatic and edible plants, as well as some of her best companions: sprightly hens producing appetizing eggs.
Linda presents in a simple way practical advice about plant species, daily experiences such as gardening during maternity and every nuance of garden care.
Let’s look at her blog posts. Do you know the mystery of the teeny tiny egg?
Margaret has an interesting story. She wrote her first gardening book in 1998, and worked in the publishing industry as a “green expert” until 2007.
Then she left the frenzy of the city with the purpose of totally dedicating herself to her 2.3 acre garden in Massachusetts.
Margaret’s style is simple, relaxed, almost Zen. She is extremely knowledgeable about the world of plants – their Latin names and characteristics as well – and has 25 years of experience in the field. She’s been a vegetarian for 30 years. She loves to laugh and uses irony to convey her knowledge to her large community. A Way to Garden is a blog full of surprises, where Margaret expresses her personality through a simple and clear style.
Let’s plunge into this Zen world: do you know the plants to feed the bees and provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive?
Michael Perry is defined as a plant-geek, because he’s a great enthusiast about plants. He has dedicated himself to the horticultural industry in the United Kingdom for 18 years, working for the introduction of new plant species, some of which have had great success.
Michael collaborates with many radio and TV networks, and often travels to perform demonstrations and themed lectures with other passionate gardeners.
He has a deep knowledge about botany and plant science, combined with a light and fun style. That’s why his posts are always both influential and interesting.
Michael Perry’s blog Mr. Plant Geek contains posts regarding his frequent trips, as well as posts with curiosities and suggestions about the horticultural world. Michael’s point of view is one of a true enthusiast and lover of his work (and nature!).
Let’s get to know him better. Would you like slug-proof plants for your garden?
David Hedges-Gower has a very unusual story: born as a young talent in Golf, his career was cut short by a bad injury. David did not get discouraged. He took advantage of his passion for the perfection of golf courses, which always need to be perfect for demanding golfers. At 19, David became the UK’s youngest Head Green Keeper, thanks to his insight on what golfers demand from a course, and was appointed as Superintendent at the prestigious Oxfordshire Golf Club. From that moment on, David has become one of the most influential international professionals in lawn care.
His blog offers detailed information on the life cycle of lawns, together with practical tips to have a healthy lawn.
Let’s look at David’s tips. Do you know what happens to your lawn during winter?
Get inspiration from the free resources that these gardening bloggers offer you. It’s only by learning from the best that you can achieve the perfect lawn based on your own needs. If you have your own suggestions of gardening bloggers to follow, please share in the comments below!
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