Here's my review and recap of 2010.
- 73 blog posts
- 41,253 visits
- 36,048 visitors
- 2,185 tweets
- July 2010: I attend the Garden Bloggers Buffa10 meetup of garden bloggers.
- Fall 2010: I received my Citizen Tree Pruner's certification.
Most ViewedAccording to Google Analytics, from which I've collected these stats, "unique page views" are the number of visits during which a page was viewed. Page views are higher, since the same page may be viewed multiple times during a single visit. Unique pageviews, however, doesn't distinguish multiple visits from the same person or IP address.
- Native Plant Profile: Asimina triloba, PawPaw, 2010-02-07, 756 visits
- Native Plant Profile: Amelanchier x grandiflora, 2010-05-08, 432 visits, in which I describe both the tree and document how to plant one.
- Proposed NYC Rules Threaten Community Gardens, 2010-07-27, 408 visits
- Will the Flatbush Loew's Kings Theatre finally be saved?, 2010-02-02, 384 visits
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Peak Everything, 2010-04-17, 325 visits
- "The Mystery of the Maple Syrup Mist", 2009-02-05, 2,873 visits. The popularity of this post baffles me. All I can tell from the traffic sources is that they come from Google searches for fenugreek, the seed of which provides the raw material for artificial maple flavoring. Many, if not most, of the searches originate in India. Go figure.
- 90 Years Ago: The Malbone Street Wreck, 2008-11-01, 821 visits
- The National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, 2007-09-11, 510 visits
- Woodland Garden Design Plant List, 2009-02-18, 508 visits
- 1911 New York Dock Company Lithograph, 2007-04-31, 484 visits
Guest RantI authored another guest rant at Garden Rant in 2010: Community Gardens: Where "Garden" Becomes the Verb, 2010-09-06, part of the series I wrote covering community gardens this year.
In case you missed itHere are some other 2010 posts that remain relevant, interesting, or which I'm otherwise proud of.
- In Observance of Irish Pride (St. Patrick's) Day, 2010-03-17, about the Irish Hunger Memorial
- Cellophane Bees Return, 2010-04-26, the third year for "my little bees"
- For 2010's NYC Wildflower Week, the first week of May, I provided advice on gardening with native plants and had my first visit to the Greenbelt Native Plant Center on Staten Island.
- In November, I planted a Dogwood in Prospect Park in memory of my father.
- Our neighborhood lost the Campus Road Garden.
- I continued in my role as the Director of the Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative of Sustainable Flatbush. It was a busy year, including Greening Flatbush, a Spring and Fall Street Tree Walking Tour, the inception of a new Community Garden, and participation in Project LeafDrop.