Where has this been all my surfing life?

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Last night I discovered Notes From Zone 4, a real live bona fide cold climate gardening blog, authored by Frank and Lisa Richards of New Hampshire. They started it in November 2000, apparently after rebuilding from a house fire. The design is simple, but pleasing; the writing is straightforward and informative, and there seem to be photos on every page, at least, as many pages as I looked at. With archives going back that far, there’s an awful lot of pages to browse. Sigh. I suppose it’s just as well I didn’t know about this blog sooner; it might have made starting my own blog more intimidating.

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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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