Well, everyone, let us give it the old College try, shall we? As promised before, I'd like to try hosting a monthly blog link party with the subject of garden trials, mistakes, and bad outcomes. There are several link parties for beautiful pictures or interesting blog posts out there on the web, but I've always thought that I learn better from mistakes. Maybe by sharing our mistakes here, we can help others avoid them. We'll call it "Thirteenth Tribulations," because it'll run the thirteenth of every month and because I am fond of alliteration and I needed another "T", and a "tribulation" is "an experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith." I don't know about you, but I find my gardening patience, faith and endurance tested almost daily, so I'll always have plenty of material to link. I'll open up the linky thing on the 13th of every month and then close it at midnight on the 14th.
And this is the inaugural linking post! So everyone, please dig in and link to a post on your blog or website that is about a gardening lesson learned; some plant that doesn't do well in your area, some poor plant color combination that you tried, some episode where the squirrel dug up all your tulips, or a story about that time that the ice storm snapped off your Japanese Maple. For the first one, we won't worry about how far back the original post was, but after this, we can try to keep to posts within the previous month or so. Everyone ready? Link away!
(I'm being especially bold, by the way, because I'm posting this first linky during a period where I'm going to be away from the computer for a day or so. Well, God loves children and fools and...hopefully...bloggers stretching their abilities).