2010 Wrap-Up

This photo of a community garden supporter in front of City Hall was one of my photos illustrating my 2010 guest rant on Garden Rant.
Chard and Carrot

Here's my review and recap of 2010.



  • July 2010: I attend the Garden Bloggers Buffa10 meetup of garden bloggers.
  • Fall 2010: I received my Citizen Tree Pruner's certification.

Most Viewed

According 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.

  1. Native Plant Profile: Asimina triloba, PawPaw, 2010-02-07, 756 visits
  2. Native Plant Profile: Amelanchier x grandiflora, 2010-05-08, 432 visits, in which I describe both the tree and document how to plant one.
  3. Proposed NYC Rules Threaten Community Gardens, 2010-07-27, 408 visits
  4. Will the Flatbush Loew's Kings Theatre finally be saved?, 2010-02-02, 384 visits
  5. Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Peak Everything, 2010-04-17, 325 visits
I'm nearing the fifth anniversary of the blog. Several posts from past years remain popular, more popular than more current content.
  1. "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.
  2. 90 Years Ago: The Malbone Street Wreck, 2008-11-01, 821 visits
  3. The National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, 2007-09-11, 510 visits
  4. Woodland Garden Design Plant List, 2009-02-18, 508 visits
  5. 1911 New York Dock Company Lithograph, 2007-04-31, 484 visits

    Guest Rant

    I 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 it

    Here are some other 2010 posts that remain relevant, interesting, or which I'm otherwise proud of.


      Becky said...

      Would you believe we finally got hi speed here at the stonewall garden. Now I can read your blog. Amy says HI!

      Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener) said...

      Glad to have you here!

      I haven't forgotten your observations about performance problems with my blog. I just haven't had the time and mental space to dive into it. It's in my backlog.