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Just discovered Frog Hollow by following the link on a comment Gabrielle Adams made at Horticultural. Gabrielle’s blog covers a wide range of topics, so for my maiden voyage I chose the Gardening category. Well, you know, any gardener that can actually write about what’s in bloom in the garden in January provokes a twinge (just a tiny, teensy twinge) of envy in this cold climate gardener, who currently looks out her window at an ocean of snow. But that quickly evaporated as I learned that, due to health problems, Gabrielle can’t go outside to garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Makes my own wrist complaint seem trivial. Besides her passion for gardening, she’s also a connoisseur of children’s lit., and a raiser of bees. If you need (yet another) remedy for cabin fever, look no further. There’s plenty here to stimulate and engage you.

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.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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Gabrielle February 5, 2005, 6:12 pm

Thought I’d return the favor and pay your site a visit. Having lived and gardened in the Pacific Northwest always and forever (at least it feels that way, I don’t remember ever NOT living here, though I wasn’t born here), I can’t even fathom temperatures dropping below zero, let alone thirty below! I’m having the opposite problem this year, and a couple of year in the past, of things getting too warm in the winter and throwing off the biological clocks of by bulbs and my bees. Just thinking about those cold temps makes me shiver! Now I feel like I can’t complain about any of the minor problems I have in my garden 🙂