Garden Voices

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I know at least some of you know about Garden Voices, because I can see in my stats that you’re coming from there. For those of you who haven’t yet gone there, you should. It is what is known as a reblog. It’s a website, started by GardenWeb (which is now owned by iVillage) that republishes excerpts from garden blogs all over. What makes this better than something like Bloglines is that the entries are picked over by OldRoses, the moderator. She chooses the ones she thinks will be of most interest, and adds her own comments to some. Comments, I might add, that don’t give much away, but only make you more curious. It’s now one of my must-reads.

Here’s the bad news. The site doesn’t always update properly. I contacted OldRoses and she was aware of the problem. It has to do with the website as a whole getting a technical upgrade. But she also told me a trick. If you suspect the site isn’t updating, load the most recent archives instead. If the site has been updated by OldRoses, you will see the latest posts in the most recent archives. This has saved me a lot of aggravation. The updating problems are expected to last for a few weeks, so try to be patient, and in the meantime, read the archives!

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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