March 20. Today is the day for two long-awaited arrivals. The first you surely know about — spring!! But the second may be a surprise — the relaunch of a fully redesigned Outlaw Garden!
First, give yourself a big and happy pat on the back for making it through another winter (and if you’re also getting SNOW today, please just ignore the flakes flying around outside).
Then, please take a tour of the newly-redesigned Outlaw Garden website (maybe start with the homepage?). I’d love to know what you think. Compliments are great, but suggestions and recommendations are even better. Let me know what you like and what you don’t — please post your feedback in the comments section below — and I’ll do what I can to make the site even better going forward.
Here’s a bit of what you’ll find as you look around:
A brand new resources section
Click on over to the new resources section for a list of recommended tools, books, and seed suppliers. I’ll continue to add to the resource page going forward. Have a suggestion for something to include? Please share your ideas and feedback below.
A fun new logo
What do you think?
One of my friends is an incredibly talented illustrator. She and I have been collaborating on this new logo for a couple months now — she provided all the talent while I nit-picked about colors and layout — and I’m thrilled with the result. A little bit of fun and a little bit of rebellion, just like us rule-breaking gardeners!
Brighter colors and bigger text
As you explore the site, you’ll notice lots of changes to the way the content is displayed, including new fonts and colors and layouts. This is partially to make the site look better — because, why not? — but it’s mostly to make the site easier to read and use on both computers and mobile devices. If something seems confusing or difficult to read, I want to know about it so I can fix it. Please post your feedback below in the comments section. Thank you!
A request for you to share your rule-breaking gardens
It’s not quite ready for y’all, but I’m working on a whole new section of the website that will feature rule-breaking vegetable gardens from throughout the United States and hopefully even around the world. In this section, you’ll find real-world examples of front yard vegetable gardens, edible landscapes, creative co-mingling of vegetables and flowers, and other rule-breaking gardens.
Do you break the rules with your vegetable garden? If you’re doing anything different in your garden — and especially if you’re doing any sort of front yard vegetable growing or edible landscaping — your garden may be a good fit for this new section. Email me, and we can chat about featuring your garden on the site!
And more will be coming soon!
The big redesign is done, but like a garden throughout the growing season, there are many small changes ahead of us. I have ideas for more resources and fun additions, but I also want to hear from you. What would you like to see added (or subtracted) from the site? How could Outlaw Garden better help you grow and maintain a rule-breaking garden of your own?
Please share your feedback and suggestions below. Thank you!