My relection after stumbling upon the Garden Writers' Forum
First, I think there should be an apostrophe after the "s" in Writers, but I'm tired, and I often get confused when tired. Second, I notice the postings are generally few and far between, and I wonder if it's dilligence to other pursuits, or apathy. Surely there are more than 10 or 15 garden writers in the world. And what an opportunity many are missing. The chance to ask garden questions, I hope, is a part of this forum, even though I see none asked. The knowledge of participants in this forum is a tremendous asset, and I congratulate you all for learning enough about gardening to write about it. I certainly hope semi-intelligent questions are in order; I intend to post one, to see if I'm admonished, ridiculed, or browbeaten. There is a chance of associations to be formed, one writer with another, or a writer with an artist or illustrator. A chance for writers with many years experience to offer some tidbit of sage advice to newer writers. There is a possibility, with the collaboration of many brilliant minds, to write The Greatest American Gardening Book Ever: or who knows, maybe The Great American Novel. All this and more could happen here, and I say this without sarcasm. I'm happy to have stumbled in to see what unfolds--and if I learn nothing else, I've already read some interesting posts. Please, no greetings or salutations necessary. As a newbie here, I don't feel I warrant any. Please consider this as I intend: an innocuous little greeting, with congratulations to all participants.