My Goals for Cold Climate Gardening

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I am envisioning this to be a collaborative blog amongst gardeners in cold climates, especially hardiness Zone 4 and colder. People I plan to invite include Bub, Innes, my sisters, the Adirondack gardener, the owner of, the Suite 101 Northern gardener. This blog would be a part of my website, which will also list books about cold climate gardening, links, resources, etc. I’m also going to have a section on North Hill and the writings of Winterrowd and Eck, also a listing of upstate New York nurseries. I also want to have some of my writings with photos. Maybe a link to a photo album.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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