20170304A.pngYes, this is the 1000th post on the Laidback Gardener page. For almost 3 years now, I’ve been posting a daily blog about gardening. And guess what? I have no intention of stopping!

Check back in each day for a new blog about some aspect of home gardening. I’ll keep trying to keep you interested.

However I don’t want to rest on my laurels and not offer you anything horticultural to think about, so what do you think of the following as a thought for the day?

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The secret to success in gardening is not to place plants where they’ll look best, but where they’ll grow best

There you go: laidback gardening in a nutshell!20170304a

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

4 comments on “1000th Post!

  1. Congrats, and I’m guessing every gardener needs to be reminded of that. 🙂

  2. John Wilson

    Thank You, Larry – You may be a “laidback” gardener, but you are a very active and prolific writer! I have learned much after stumbling across your blog, being entertained at the same time. Congratulations to you on your success, and thanks again!

  3. Lorraine Halton

    Happy to hear you plan to continue, I have only just recently discovered your blog.

  4. Barry Langille

    Congrats from me as well. I’m one of your recent followers, and the quote above is dear to my heart. Iy makes more sense the more you think about it.

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