The Art of Horticultural Bragging

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The eclectic gardener confesses: “I admit to engaging in a bit of shameless crowing. A ripe tomato in June!” But she makes up for it by sharing her guidelines for “the particular style of understatement peculiar to gardeners.” I have to admit I’m not very good at understatement. But at least I’ve never cackled.

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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