If you're reading this at http://growerflower .biz/blogs /Flower-grower-in- california/ ("Flower Grower in California:" link is broken on purpose), you're reading content scraped from my blog without permission. Actual original blogging about flowers, and the growing of flowers, can be found at the blog Plants are the Strangest People, which is awesome. Flower Grower in California should probably consider creating some original content, instead of whatever it is that they do.
Other bloggers being ripped off by FGinCA (some of which are interesting -- though inclusion in this list doesn't necessarily mean I read them or endorse their content):
Hillary Miles Flowers Ltd.
Manolo for the Brides
Blooms, Beats and the Bits in Between
Good for the Soul
Certified Organic Seed
Garden Route Therapy
and a gazillion others.
If you have a garden blog, I know the temptation to go and see if you're being scraped too will be overwhelming, but instead I'd like to suggest that you check Technorati or a similar service that logs incoming links to your post, instead of going there directly. Technorati is how I found out, and if you go through a third party then FGinCA don't get more page hits, attention, revenue, and what have you.
If the relevant people at FGinCA are reading this and protesting, but . . . but . . . we were linking to you! We were doing you a favor! Raising your Google rankings and stuff! -- no. You were using my site to generate content for your own, which you knew perfectly well benefited you more than it would me, which is why you never asked me if I minded or even notified me that you were doing it. (Also, with respect to the "buy viagra buy viagra" links at the end of the individual posts: what the fuck does Viagra have to do with growing flowers?) As it says in my sidebar, I don't object to people re-using my photos, so long as they're used with attribution and a link back to PATSP, but I am not okay with lifting of text, even with a link back, unless permission is requested and given first. I mean, at the very least you should offer me a cut of whatever money you're making from the viagra people, since I'm doing a lot of your work for you.
So please knock it the fuck off.