Look, Ma, I’m in print: brief Garden Design mention

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted for two weeks. It’s the catch-22 of the blogging gardener: to garden, or to write about gardening. Though I can’t say I’ve done all that much gardening, either. Two birthdays, two family reunions, and a sick and cranky toddler were some of the distracting influences. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you quick, before I go bed–I just learned that this website was mentioned in the July 2003 issue of Garden Design magazine, in a sidebar entitled Tips for Cold Climate Gardeners:

More than ever before, bookstores, web journals, and nurseries serve as information sources for those who live in Zone 4 and lower. See www.coldclimategardening.com, for example.” (p.40)

That’s it. That’s the entire mention, so don’t go buying the magazine just to see it for yourself. If it’s brought any additional traffic to the site, it hasn’t been significant thus far. Hello to any Garden Design readers finding this site for the first time. I’d love to know if you find anything especially helpful. Actually, I’d like to know if anyone has found this site useful.

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 its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

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

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Kathy July 27, 2003, 10:08 pm

Thank you for letting me know, Eleanor. Would you happen to be in the Adirondacks? At any rate, you will probably enjoy My Adirondack Gardens if you are in that cold of a climate. Photographs of a beautiful garden and listings of plants that do well for her.

Eleanor July 27, 2003, 7:40 pm

I recently found this site and find it most interesting. I am in zone 3/4 in N.Y.