Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Moving Away from Transplanted Gardener

Back in 2004 when my husband and I moved to northeast Florida, the gardening here was weird for me. Even though I have a masters degreee in Botany and have gardened all my life, almost everything I knew about gardening did not apply. So I started a gardener's log of what I learned and shared it on a website ( and various other media.

I took photos, wrote more than 80 articles, recorded more than 100 podcasts, and now I've written two Florida gardening books for University Press of Florida. The first book Sustainable Gardening for Florida was published in 2009 and has done quite well. The second book, "Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida," which I wrote with Melissa Contreras from Miami, will be released in Feb. 2013.(Update: Links to book #2 Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida and book #3 The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape.)

In addition, I've become active in the Florida Native Plant Society. I've spoken to many groups including master gardeners, garden clubs, FNPS chapters, and Sierra Club chapters. Plus, I've attended gardenfests all over our beautiful state, sometimes as a speaker and sometimes as a vendor.

So now, after eight years of Florida living, it's time to move away from the old Transplanted Gardener moniker and to this new Green Gardening Matters blog. I'll continue to share what I learn out in the garden, but I'll also cover current events and open discussions on other green gardening matters, especially here in Florida.

I hope you enjoy this new blog. 

I practice green gardening. Do you?
Thanks for reading.

Green gardening matters,
Ginny Stibolt


  1. Welcome, new blog! I look forward to learning, laughing, and sharing here! Green gardening matters more than ever, and with so many folks getting on the bandwagon for the first time with gardening, this blog will surely be a guiding light! Bravo!

  2. Ginny I look forward to your new blog....

  3. Thanks and I'll keep writing, but I need all of you to spread the word on green or sustainable gardening and landscape management, too. Every little bit helps and Mother Nature will thank us.

  4. Best of luck on your new blog Ginny! You will continue to be an inspiration for many! Thank you! Wonderful photography!

  5. We promote native plants and Florida-friendly practices on Maple Hill 101. Best wishes with the new blog! You always have such good information.

    1. Thanks Daisy and keep up the good work at Maple Hill.

  6. Thanks for creating a North Florida gardening blog . I believe you might be the only home gardening blog for the area. I too am a transplanted gardener only from Orlando. it's amazing how a few miles can make a beginner out of you. thanks again.