|Me in my summer garden with a trug full of allotment produce|
A few days ago I was contacted by a TV company to see if I'd like to be filmed advising a 'lovely retired couple' on how to grow vegetables. Yes, of course I would. However as our chat went on, it became clear the enthusiastic researcher - and fan of my trug - thought we could show something similar to the above image... in early March.
On Facebook a little later, I joked that perhaps I should recreate the above photo and reveal the reality of my garden right now. Sara was quite taken with the idea, and so after some thought the #mygardenrightnow project was born.
|NB I chose the rather apt courgette font for #mygardenrightnow|
Join me on the weekend of 4th/5th March and take a picture of yourself in the garden (or on your allotment, or wherever you usually garden) which shows how it looks at some point over those 2 days. Don't worry if you don't have a nice summery picture to recreate like mine or someone to take the picture for you, selfies or a little bit of you (like the picture above) are fine. I'm interested in seeing everyone's gardening reality at the end of winter.
Be as inventive or imaginative as you like in your response, then post your picture over the weekend with a description of what you were up to. This can be as brief or as long as you wish. Post on your blog if you have one, and/or via social media using Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Do use the #mygardenrightnow hashtag with your post, especially if you share it via Twitter or Instagram, so we can find you easily and come visit. Leave a comment on my #mygardenrightnow post next weekend, or tweet me, or comment on my Facebook Page or on my Instagram account and I'll help promote your posts as best I can. The #gdnbloggers hashtag on Twitter and the Garden Bloggers Facebook Group will act as extra hubs for this bit of fun which aims to bring our blogging community together.
There's been quite a few garden blogger get togethers recently, and it'll be great to get as many people together as possible for this virtual gathering. I'll post about #mygardenrightnow on social media over the next few days, so please RT, Like, Comment and Share as widely as possible.
If you're unclear on anything, please leave a Comment below and I'll get back to you.
See you soon!
Update - some FAQS: Alexandra asked if she can still take part if she's in Australia. Of course she can - a substitute garden for #mygardenrightnow is fine if your circumstances mean you can't be there.
Sue wondered if two photos could be allowed in her response, one of her garden and the other on her allotment. That's fine, though inventive ways of linking the two together in one photo are also welcome (see my photo at the top of the post to see how I did it).
Nicola asked if she could do a video response as she's planning an experiment with the medium at the weekend. I left video out of the options as I was trying to keep the challenge a simple one, but if you want to do a video that's fine.
Sarah enquired if this is a one-off or repeated project. At the moment it's a one-off, but it could easily morph into a regular or ad hoc. Let's see how the weekend goes...
And finally - for all of you who asked - I'll post some reminders closer to the weekend. I hope the appearance of #mygardenrightnow all over the place will also provide an incentive for you to join in :)