Nine-year anniversary: best of INWIG 2018

According to Blogger I made my first blog post on March 5, 2010 which means today is my nine-year anniversary!  One of the main reasons for creating this blog was so I'd document everything I did in the garden, and although I've slowed way down over the past year with less frequent posts, I've still captured some important moments. Hopefully I have still given some entertainment and knowledge to you, my readers over the past year. (Or several years if you've been reading for a while or went back to discover older posts).

Today, as I've done every March 5 since I started, I'm going to take a look back over the past year and list my favorite posts in chronological order. If you haven't seen them before please take a look. If you have seen them already, then take another look -- it's still fun! I did this type of post on my previous anniversaries too, and I really like the way they turned out. See them all here.


This is an "index" of my favorite posts from the last twelve months (March 2018 - February 2019). This, like the previous "best of" posts, is a great page to start -- if you want to send somebody a link to show them what this site is all about, this is a great one to send.
Click the titles to get to the full posts.

There are fewer posts to choose from this past year, but still some good ones I think!


(Please let me know in the comments if I listed any of your favorites here)

What do you see?     23 April 2018

The duck nest at my neighbor's house in relation to my pond.

There are no ducklings    2 May 2018

There will be no ducklings in my pond this year (not as sad a story as you might expect)

Morning Surprise     8 June 2018

A fawn didn't expect to be seen from this angle.

Rose, so perfect (for now)    7 June 2018

My one remaining rose, its brief moment of greatness

Petroglyphs     12 July 2018

We visit a Missouri state park that contains 1000-year-old carvings!

Emerald Jumper     13 July 2018

I love garden spiders!

Rivers      17 July 2018

A couple of different Missouri rivers, with views from the bluffs.

Tadpole update     7 August 2018

I have tree frog tadpoles -- and tiny tree frogs!

Onondaga Cave    17 August 2018

We visited Missouri's most impressive cave and were... impressed!

Pickle Springs Natural Area     28 August 2018

A hike that did not seem like Missouri at all -- so nice!

Beautiful Monster       1 October 2018

Hibiscus 'Mahogony Splendor' becomes the star of the garden!

Wet Sticks       10 October 2018

Dew-covered Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'. Macro shots of a wet morning.

Bluebirds       23 February 2019

After months of not too much happening, a pair of bluebirds make my day (week? month?)

So that's my selection of the "best" posts from the 9th year of It's Not Work, It's Gardening! I know that 2018 was light on posts, but I still found some good things to share, didn't I?

Please browse the site and find more -- I know you'll enjoy yourself. Also use the "Best Of..." buttons near the top of the right column of every page to get to the "best" posts of every year.

Thanks for reading and commenting -- I really appreciate it!

By the way, if you've not commented before I'd love to hear from you!


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Salty Pumpkin Studio  – (March 5, 2019 at 4:26 AM)  

Happy Anniversary!
The fawn, your front walkway make over, and your vacation posts are among my favorites, of the many favorites. Thank you for being such a wonderful blogger

Lisa  – (March 5, 2019 at 5:58 AM)  

Happy Blog-a-versary! I've enjoyed reading all your posts over the years and look forward to more in the future!

outlawgardener  – (March 5, 2019 at 8:48 AM)  

Happy ninth year of blogging. I always enjoy these best of posts and, although this year may have been lighter in posts, you certainly did find exceptional beauty to share. Thanks for entertaining and educating us for all these years!

danger garden  – (March 5, 2019 at 10:54 AM)  

Happy Blogoversary! While I wish you were posting with my frequency I am thankful you haven't quit completely like so many have. Thanks for all the knowledge you've shared over the years!

chavliness  – (March 11, 2019 at 1:34 PM)  

Love the "best of" posts. A reminder of some amazing pictures you took over the year, especially the critter-shots: always a favorite.

Hoover Boo  – (March 12, 2019 at 10:01 PM)  

Happy Bloggoversary. I've really enjoyed your photos and gardening adventures over the years.

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