Are you sick of hearing about Twitter?

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know about Twitter at this point, which is okay; some of my closest friends live under rocks. I just want to tell you about a few super-cool, gardeny Twitter experiences I’m super-grateful for:

  • I’ve met an ass-ton of people on Twitter that I now consider friends, even though we’ve never met. But one Twitter friend, @SusanCohan,  from the New York area knew she was going to be in Chicago so we organized a play date at the Chicago Botanic Garden, my favorite place on Earth—next to the Sanrio store on Michigan Avenue. I had an excellent day, Susan was awesome and I don’t think I scared her too much.I hope she visits again!

  • I got on Twitter one day and shrieked about needing some Comfrey to plant next to my compost bins, within minutes a Twitter friend offered to send me a big fat chunk of root. It has now been in my garden for a week and it has grown 18 feet. This is old-fashioned over-the-garden-gate sharing at its 2009 best. And I don’t just mean because I got something for free.

  • Out of the blue an amazing artist, @EmilyofTexas offered to make me a sign for my garden. It doesn’t get any better than that! It now hangs proudly on my garden gate. As a side note: it was wrapped in hot pink bubble wrap when it appeared at my door. I felt like it was my birthday! You can see more of her work here.

So, to sum up: Twitter friends if you’re in northwestern Indiana swing by and I’ll make you some lunch. Srsly.

In the meantime, I’ll be in the forum, and on Twitter, of course.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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