A couple of years ago I wrote an article for Lawn & Garden Retailer Magazine explaining what garden bloggers were and how garden centers could connect with garden bloggers. After the article was published I was contacted by a garden center in Iowa thanking me for the article and saying that by following my suggestions they found a garden blogger relatively close. I was glad to hear it because Mr.Subjunctive is my favorite houseplant blogger. In the early stages of my garden blog I used to blog about houseplants, but after Mr.Subjunctive came on the scene I stopped because I thought he did such a good job with it that competing with him made little sense to me.
In 2010 when I heard that a New York Times writer was looking for an indoor gardening blogger, I suggested he contact Mr.Subjunctive, and he did! I found it hilarious that someone I read had their picture taken and was in the story. Anyway, I mention this to illustrate how good I think he is. A while back Mr.Subjunctive posted an open letter (read negative review) of a local garden center where he shopped for plants. Recently he went back and....well, I'll just let him tell it.
At least the business owner didn't set up a fake blog about him in retaliation of the reviews, eh?
* Thanks for the help with the pun, Mr.Subjunctive.