View from Federal Twist
I had the idea of doing a blog review
and someone suggested www.federaltwist.com. I knew nothing about it, but landing on the opening page, I instantly disliked it. It was extremely elegant and well presented. The photography was beautiful and the layout cool and considered, all the things I struggle to achieve and hardly ever do.
thoughtful and articulate. He wasn’t pompous or longwinded and actually, if it mattered, I liked him. It dawned on me that of course, there is another reason to read a blog and that is to learn something totally new. “Is planting Dahlia ‘Bishop of Landaff’ an immoral act?” is an engaging article about native plants and it made me think in a way I don’t often bother to do.
There is much in this blog to enjoy and admire. I equally loved reading posts like ‘Garden is a verb’ which talks about an area of the garden he is replanting. The photos are very good and are an essential element to the blog. However, it is in his writing that the author really paints pictures with the plants. The names are listed like the words of a poem.
“Rudbeckia maxima (five) in a group, several new and recycled Miscanthus, Panicums, two amazingly mature Baptisias .... 10 Liatris ligustylis, several Angelica gigas, and a number of things to seed in: Prunella grandifolia as a ground cover, Bronze fennel, Verbena bonariensis, of course.’’
So, I stand totally corrected. This is a clever and insightful blog, it’s authorative and yet intimate. Most importantly, it is a blog from the heart, federaltwist cares and there is something great in that. Not every post will to be everyone’s taste but it is definitely worth a visit, or two.