Greengirl: First-time gardener and jade plant killer

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Greengirl: First-time gardener and jade plant killer is a web designer for a Minnesota newspaper. She has started a blog associated with said newspaper asking for gardening advice. She’s already gotten over a hundred comments from advice givers, some of whom are writing back to exchange information with other commenters. I had a lot of fun reading the comments, especially the one from her mother, which started out, “How come you never tell me when you get published?” Check it out, and give your own advice!

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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Lou November 17, 2005, 9:30 am

Well, I have been looking for a blog in which I can discuss Jade Plants; I am really interested in these remarkable plants. Having said this, have I possibly found such a site?

greengirl June 3, 2005, 11:09 am

Hey Kathy! Thank you so much for linking to my blog. We had the link on the front page of the site, but now it is on the front page of the Homes section. I was hoping for 25 responses, I guess Minnesotans really like their gardening.

Question: Have you ever entered anything in the state fair?

Kathy Purdy June 3, 2005, 10:00 am

I imagine readers of the newspaper. But when I went to the main page of the newspaper’s online site, I couldn’t figure out how anyone would navigate to the blog.

bill June 2, 2005, 9:17 pm

that’s amazing. where did all those comments come from?