How it really is

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The author of Sunny Side Studio knows how to translate gardenspeak. Here’s a sampling of the wisdom to be found in his most recent post:

Wild life garden – an area that has been completely neglected.

Bog garden – a badly drained area that it is impossible to cultivate in any way.

Wild flower meadow – a lawn that is overrun by buttercup and badly needs mowing.

You’ll have to go to his blog to read the rest. This man knows whereof he speaks.

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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Chan S. July 18, 2004, 10:47 pm

Very, very quirky and funny! I think it’s a testament to his talents that I find him so entertaining to read even though I suspect that I would not be pulling the same lever as he would in the polling booth.

bill July 18, 2004, 5:13 pm

I love the way he uses garden examples to comment on politics. It’s something I would love to do but I am afraid i am not clever enough.