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Hey Ground Redeemers…so on my Garden Trends 2015 post from last week I mentioned that we had some exciting news to share. Well, one very exciting bit of news is that Redeem Your Ground is a finalist in several categories of the Hall of Fame Awards at this year’s Garden Bloggers Conference.

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Anyway…this is pretty cool news huh?! So we wanted to let you know and to say thanks for your support this past year…as we’ve tried to find our voice and bring y’all posts that would help you and your families connect more outside at home. Please let us know how we could do that better in 2015. Seriously…please let us know. (You can either make a comment to this post or click on the Contact RYG link over there to the right.)


Speaking of support…clearly we’d love your vote in the three categories that Redeem Your Ground has been nominated: Best New Blog; Best Writing; and Best Graphics, Photos & Presentation. (Really we would…so click here…and vote for us if you don’t mind. And thanks to those who already have!)

Buuuuttt… if I’m really more about connecting y’all with great content…that would help you get outside more at home than I am about promoting myself and RYG…then the very least I could do would be to connect y’all with some of my favorite garden blogs that I just so happen to be up against for these here awards. So that’s what I’ll do.

Garden Bloggers Hall of Fame Awards Nominees (partial list)

Here are some of the garden blogs and fellow nominees that I really like…for one reason or another. (Click on the name to go to their blog.)

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  • Garden Betty
    • Diary of a Dirty Girl
    • Nominated for: Best Overall Blog; Best Graphics, Photography & Presentation; and Best Writing
  • Growing with Plants
    • Seasonal Journal of Original, Practical and Inspirational Gardening Projects
    • Nominated for: Best Overall Blog; and Best Graphics, Photography & Presentation
  • Red Dirt Ramblings
    • Firmly rooted and growing in Oklahoma soil
    • Nominated for: Best Overall Blog
  • Redeem Your Ground (…of course it’s on my list!)
    • your home. your yard. your life.
    • Nominated for: Best Graphics, Photography & Presentation; Best Writing; Best New Blog
  • Seasonal Wisdom
    • Gardening, Food and Folklore
    • Nominated for: Best Overall Blog

BONUS GARDEN BLOG: Although not nominated this year…Lisa Orgler’s Garden Design + Illustration blog should have been. And now that I know about the Garden Bloggers Hall of Fame Awards, I’ll definitely be nominating her next year.Top Garden Blogs 2015 | Garden Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Awards - Redeem Your Ground |

Lisa is an incredibly talented landscape designer, illustrator, and writer. Please check out her blog…and her Etsy shop too. She has some really awesome garden-themed notecards, stickers, and prints for sale. If you’re the gardener type…or just appreciate great artwork with a warm, hand-crafted feel…you’ll especially like what you see.


After looking at these other garden blogs, I’m both inspired and frankly…pretty intimidated. But despite their being my “competition” (whatever!), I really think y’all should check them out…and start following them if they strike a particularly resonating chord with you.

Take care all,
Doug initial

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  1. Lisa Orgler on January 29, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Doug – You deserve being in this group! Congratulations once again! And, you are so kind to mention my blog (much appreciated and so generous).

    • Doug Scott on January 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Backatcha my creative garden lovin…ever-bloggin’ friend! – Take care, D.

  2. Deb on January 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations on your well-deserved nominations! I just registered for the Garden Bloggers Conference, and hope I get a chance to say hello to you there. And thanks for the recommendations. I follow some of these blogs already and will check out the others.

    • Doug Scott on February 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks much Deb! Originally I hadn’t planned on being at the conference, but I’m now trying to works something out…and if I can I’ll definitely let you know. I’d love to meet you. And btw, what are some of your other favorite blogs? Cheers, D.

      • Deb on February 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        I hope it works out, Doug. As for other blogs (besides RYG and Counting My Chickens, of course), I really enjoy reading Garden Betty. And, when it comes to keeping chickens, I’ve learned a lot from both Fresh Eggs Daily and The Chicken Chick.

        • Doug Scott on February 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

          Thanks Deb!!! And I’m w you on Fresh Eggs Daily…learned a ton from Lisa Steele. I’m sure you know it, but she’s speaking at the Garden Bloggers Conference. We’ve emailed quite a bit back and forth…and as you would imagine from reading her blog, she seems so very nice and very accessible. I’m sure she’d love to meet you in case you get a chance to introduce yourself. Take care Deb…and thanks again for your encouragement. Cheers, D.

  3. Dee Nash on February 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for including me in your roundup of the categories. Good luck!~~Dee

    • Doug Scott on February 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Dee! And good luck to you too…but I have to admit, I feel like I’ve just had an encounter with garden blogging royalty!! I really appreciate all you do for and all you share with so many people. Your blog (and all the aids found there) is gorgeous and so informative. If I’m able to make it to the Garden Bloggers Conference, I’d love to meet you in person. Thanks again Dee! Take care, Doug

  4. Linda at Garden Betty on February 8, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you for the nice link! So glad to have come across your blog; I’m bookmarking it to delve into further! Good luck in the awards and if you do end up making it to GBC, I hope we’ll have a chance to meet.

    • Doug Scott on February 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Hey Linda…GREAT to hear from you! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and for visiting our site…and bookmarking it! Your blog was one of the first I started visiting on a regular basis when I started down this RYGblog path…and I love it for so many reasons. Thanks for all you do to put out such great, informative, “accessible” content…and beautiful too! Frankly, I’m quite humbled just to be considered among amazing bloggers such as you…I’m a bit star-struck actually. Anyway…enough of that. Thanks again…and if I’m able to make it to GBC I’ll definitely try to connect with you. Take care Linda, D.

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