Contributors to Three Dogs in a Garden:

Jean Godawa is a science teacher and writer. She has been writing science-related articles for print and online publications for more than ten years. Jean holds a degree in biology and environmental science with a focus on entomology from the University of Toronto. She has also conducted field research in the tropical rainforests of Asia and South America.

Signe Langford is a restaurant-chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories and creates delicious recipes. She is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail,  National PostToronto LifeCanadian Living and Garden Making magazines. In 2105, Signe published her first book Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden
Raised in the town of Hudson, Quebec she grew up surrounded by an ever changing menagerie of critter, wild and domestic, and her special affection for all feathered creatures has never flagged. At present she shares a downtown Toronto Victorian with a tiny flock of laying hens. For more stories and recipes please visit www.signelangford.com

About Blog Founder Jennifer Connell

Jennifer is an artist, freelance writer and photographer who lives in the small village of Huttonville, Ontario (now apart of the city of Brampton). For year she worked as a artist in the wallpaper industry and then as a graphic designer for a number of years.

About Three Dogs in a Garden

In March 2010, I started my blog "Three dogs in a Garden" to share my love of gardening with other gardeners.

I was elated to discover a worldwide community of gardeners who shared my passion for growing flowers and vegetables. Their writing was touching, informative and funny. Their photography was inspiring. The beauty of their gardens humbling.

Through my blog I have celebrated personal gardening triumphs and even revealed a few miserable failures. Like housework, a garden is never done!

My blog has been a great excuse for trips to the local nurseries and a display gardens. Above is Lost Horizons nursery and below is We're In The Hayfield Now Daylily Gardens.

It has been a reason to discover other area gardens and meet some wonderful local gardeners.

The Garnet Garden in Oakville Ontario

A private garden in Georgetown, Ontario.

A private garden in Glen Williams, Ontario.

Writing blog posts has also been a good reason to visit public gardens. This is the Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden in Norval, Ontario.

Seven years have passed now. I probably don't have to tell you that it 's a lot of work keeping a blog going.

Add to that this the fact that winters in this part of Canada are so long. There are times I feel discouraged, especially when it is the first of April and there is still snow on the ground.

But then I will write something that gets a good response or I'll take a picture of which I am proud. Blogging forces me to struggle with my sentences and doing regular blog posts keeps me disciplined. Taking photographs only serves to make me look at things more closely.

I want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you.  Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and left kind comments. Thanks also the those gardeners who have welcomed me into their private spaces and allowed me to photograph their gardens.

It has truly been a pleasure.