Does Your Garden Overwhelm You? Try this!

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I would be the first to admit that I’m behind on my garden blog reading. So it was only today, when I was supposed to be doing something much more necessary on the computer, that I discovered Does Your Garden Overwhelm You? Try this! It figures a maturing gardener would have such words of wisdom. I myself have long held (in regards to gardening) “if it’s not fun, don’t do it!” but I was never smart enough (or was it well-to-do enough) to hire someone to do the “hateful” chores so I had more time to garden. I just didn’t do the chores and my house looks it. Oh, well. My favorite tip from this post: “I never hired a gardener because they tend to be very free with chemicals and hedge clippers. NOT a good combination.

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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Richard Silverstein June 13, 2005, 7:12 pm

Mary: Lovely website!

I tried to login using the username & password provided by the WP e mail notice sent to me but I kept giving me an “incorrect password” error. Don’t know what’s going on.

Anyway, I found your comment in the codex about the unclear directions on using redirect for MT posts to WP. I’m trying to do the same thing for a TP blog (which is essentially the same) & I can’t for the life of me get anything to work.

I think the directions are lousy unless you’re a programmer & understand it. I wish they could figure out a plugin to do this in a more automated way.

Did anyone ever explain things to you? I notice that your thread in the support forum didn’t receive an answer to yr. last post so perhaps you didn’t.

I’m desperately trying to find someone to help me out of this technical problem.

Carthik tried to write redirect code for me to go into .htaccess but it’s not converting the permalinks.