What a wonderful surprise to be nominated by Matt @ for the LIEBSTER Award.  Thank you Matt!

Here is an explanation of the award passed on from Matt.

So what are these awards? I have done a little research and it seems they are a bit like chain letters, except you are not promised great riches as long as you keep them going and you are not threatened with catastrophe if you don’t. Really, they are a way of telling other people when you find a blog that you enjoy, which is lovely, as we all hope that we are not talking to ourselves when we write……..So what do you have to do when accepting the Liebster Award? You link back with the person who nominated you then you have to answer the 11 questions  they sent you.

Here are the answers to Matt’s questions:


  1. What is the best thing about blogging?
    Taking pictures of my plants and others viewing them.
  1. How did you come up with your blog name?
    After working so hard in the garden, I needed to come up with an easier way to have beds of flowers and figured out how to make the garden regenerate itself or become Automatic. I also wanted to post Gluten Free recipes and decided to combine the two.
  1. What is your favourite tree?
    Weeping Bottle Brush. It is evergreen, has beautiful red flowers, and attracts wildlife.
  1. Favourite shrub?
    Any kind of Camellia.
  1. What would be your ideal sized garden?
    Smaller than my current one which has 12 very large beds, nearly 100 trees and a combination of 50 camellias and azaleas.
  1. Besides gardening, what is your favourite hobby?
  1. What is your favourite type of music?
    Rock ‘n Roll.
  1. What book(s) are you currently reading?
    Cooked by Michael Pollan.
  1. Where is your ideal holiday destination?
    The Appalachian Mountains.
  1. Do you prefer sweet or savoury foods?
    Sweet! I love anything with sugar in it.
  1. Name five famous people (alive or dead) that you would love to have a dinner party with?
    John Bartram, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Simon, Mary Tyler Moore (as Mary Richards), and Sally Ride.


As part of accepting this award, I have to nominate five other blogs.  But the award is designed to promote those blogs which are relatively new and have fewer than 1000 followers. So here goes:

Cynthia Reyes

Arthur in the Garden

What the Ducks!

A Hundred Years Ago



Here are my 11 questions for the nominees to answer.

1.  How did you start blogging?

2. What are your favorite plants?

3. What was your most exciting adventure?

4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

5. Do you prefer city or country life?

6. What is the most surprising wild animal ever seen in your yard?

7. What is the worst natural disaster you have ever been in?

8.  Star Wars or Star Trek?

9. Who is your favorite historical person?

10. What is your favorite ” lazy day” pastime?

11. What is your favorite time of day?


So if you accept the award, just link back to this blog in a new post, answer the questions and choose five other blogs with under 1000 followers.



4 Comments on “Award”

  1. mattb325 says:

    Thanks for accepting the award, I very much enjoy reading your blog, and thankyou for the wonderful answers!

  2. Sheryl says:

    Thank you for nominating A Hundred Years Ago. I’m honored that you think it is worthy of this award.

  3. Congratulations.
    I liked learning more about you from your answers to the questions.

    Your blog deserves a bunch of awards. I always enjoy my visits to you, and when your new posts don’t show up in my WordPress Reader, I go searching!

    It’s also so kind of you to mention me here. Thank you for nominating me.

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