When reading garden blogs I have noticed something that really turns me off : Music!
You go to a garden blog directory and scan the posts to see if there is some interesting posts you want to read, and when you click and the page loads - music starts blazing out the computer loudspeakers.
I read garden blogs to READ about gardeners experience with different plants, gardening and SEE beautiful pictures of flowers and gardens. I did not ask for loud music or LOUD Bird noise and water tinkling (always makes me want to P..)or classical music. Has garden blogs turned into 24-7 garden parties? I often quickly leave these blogs with music gadgets. I really wonder if these garden bloggers play music in their gardens all the time too? I like a quiet peaceful garden. If I want to hear music I can turn on my stereo and close the doors and windows, because I do not assume that my neighbours like my taste in music. I actually like to HEAR the wind in the big willow tree, and in the grasses and leaves. Sound pollution is a big problem, and gardeners are part of the problem with many of their power tools. The sound of peace and quietness and natural sounds is the ultimate luxury in our sound polluted world.
I wish garden bloggers would turn off these music gadgets. Or at least let readers choose whether they want to listen to music, screaming birds and cascading water, by clicking that option. On some Blogs you can actually turn the noise off. But it is easier to leave. Or am I one of the few gardeners who like the sound of silence, when reading garden blogs? I don´t think reading about or watching pictures of the beautiful rose "Quietness" becomes more interesting accompanied to music, screaming birds or tinkling water - do you?
Blooming in my garden: Allium schubertii
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