Now I am an expert: Kathy Purdy quoted in AP article

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I’m an expert, that is, if being quoted in the newspaper makes you an expert. Dean Fosdick writes regularly on gardening topics for the Associated Press, and contacted me for information on gardening blogs and other uses of the computer in gardening. He told me it would run around February 1st, but I just discovered it on the Salt Lake Tribune website. He did get one detail wrong: I didn’t design a feed reader, I just use one–Bloglines. But that’s all explained on the Garden Blog Directory, which he provides a link to at the end of his article. If you are reading this because of that link, welcome! I hope you learn something helpful and come back again.

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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Kathy Purdy February 5, 2006, 8:56 pm

Zoey: It’s even more of a thrill for my mother! I am glad you have learned a thing or two by visiting here, though you know quite a bit about gardening yourself, and I think you are more on top of your gardening chores than I am.

Zoey February 5, 2006, 6:32 am

Kathy, I think you are a gardening expert. I have benefitted from your advice/knowledge many times since we found each other in the blogging world. I am so happy for you. What a thrill it must be to see you name published!

Kathy Purdy January 27, 2006, 12:41 pm

MSS: I saw you quoted in the local paper. Ah! The wonders of Google. But really, do you get all your gardening news via blogs? Surely you must search online for info at times. And what about the garden magazine sites? Karen and Cynthia: Thank you!

Cynthia January 26, 2006, 10:01 pm

You’ve opened up your “secret garden” to the world and enlightened both novice and expert to the value of sharing knowledge via blogs! Congratulations Kathy

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) January 25, 2006, 8:55 pm

Congrats! It’s thrilling to be quoted in the newspaper–maybe it seems more substantial because it has a longer tradition. Funny thing, though, I now get all my gardening news via blogger gardeners like you.

Kathy Purdy January 25, 2006, 5:30 pm

I know I told you I was updating the Garden Blog Directory . . . this AP article was my motivation.

Karen January 25, 2006, 5:17 pm

That is so wonderful Kathy, it is good to see you get some recognition for all your hard work. Congratulations!