People will talk. Oh, yes, they will. Here’s what some folks in the blogosphere and the media are saying about The Inadvertent Gardener:

“Definitely one of the funniest garden blogs I’ve come across is The Inadvertent Gardener. Genie writes honestly and with a keen sense of humor about her experiences as a first-time gardener at her Iowa home.”
Garden Voices

“Put this in your favorites. She comes up with great recipes.”
Fat Guy on a Little Bike

The Inadvertent Gardener is a stylish blog from Iowa, each post a narrative.”
Sheila Lennon’s Subterranean Homepage News

“From time to time I check in on my favorite gardening blog, The Inadvertent Gardener…”
Smart Tart

“Let me end this review with one of the funniest garden bloggers! Genie, The Inadvertent Gardener, is having all kinds of adventures!! She is dangerous with scissors (even when not running), and a threat to tomato-tasting bunnies and her own ankles…”
–Debra Roby’s Digging the Dirt on BlogHer

“A self-described ‘incorrigible blog reader,’ Gratto had always kept herself from blogging, not wanting to write about her daily thoughts on the news or wax long on minutiae. But her gardening inexperience made for plenty of funny stories and, honestly, she needed the help.”
–“Gardens come alive through blogs,” The Des Moines Register, September 2, 2006

“The Inadvertent Gardener as a blog title always intrigued me. Isn’t that like the ‘accidental tourist?’ Apparently. Genie states at the top of her blog, ‘Need garden advice? Then you probably shouldn’t send me an email.’ – lol. That’s great, and an awesome name for a blog.”
Gardening Tips ‘n’ Ideas

“Surfing the blog world, I found a recipe that I will try. Warm green tomato and apricot salad. I came across this tempting dish when I visited the Inadvertent Gardener’s blog.

“If you’re on the lookout for hard-to-find international seeds, follow in Genie’s footsteps and visit food markets as well as nurseries.”
–“Foreign Seeds: Think outside the nursery,” Culinate, April 14, 2008

“Genie Gratto hasn’t always been as green-thumbed as she is today – and thankfully so, as her trials and tribulations in the garden become entertaining and educational posts on her blog, ‘The Inadvertent Gardener.’
–“Back to the Garden,” The Daily Iowan, April 18, 2008 (Link may require free registration)

Thanks, y’all!

5 Responses to “Talkin’ ’bout my blogeration”

  1. 1 fracas October 16, 2006 at 4:11 am

    So if the Fat Guy on a Little Bike says to put you in my favorites, it’s probably ok to add you to my blogroll.

    So I’m going to make the slow-cooked garlic pork with apple reduction… as soon as I go out and buy a slow cooker. Your recipe sounds good enough to make me do that. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  2. 2 inadvertentgardener October 16, 2006 at 5:48 am


    I’m looking forward to hearing the report — slow cookers can be beautiful things, if used properly. And they’re not a big investment, considering the payoff.

    Thanks for stopping by — and for adding me to the blogroll!


  3. 3 Garden Decor Junkie August 7, 2007 at 12:46 pm


    After all of this praise, your head probably weighs 54 pounds! Seriously, the gardening topics you discuss on your blog are refreshing and foster a sense of renewal.

    On a more humorous note, since your blog title refers to the song sung by the Who in 1965, when you thought of your blog title, did you “play by the rules” and stutter?

  4. 4 inadvertentgardener August 7, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Garden Decor Junkie, I mostly just ripped off the title without further thought. A thoughtless act. Or something like that. But thank you…now I will take my heavy head and go write some more blog posts!

  5. 5 rozyOntorgo June 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    visit us!

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