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Not only have I not been posting to my blog, I haven’t been reading yours. Or yours. Or even yours. According to my Bloglines account, there are over 300 garden blog entries that I haven’t looked at–and I reset it to “Mark All Read” at the beginning of June!

Believe me, I’m not happy about this state of affairs. I hate not knowing what’s going on with everyone. (Some people call this being nosy.) I just don’ t have time to garden and blog about it, and read about what all the other gardeners are blogging about. Is anyone else struggling with this?

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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 the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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jeanette June 29, 2006, 9:26 pm

I laughed out loud and share in your frustration. But consider yourself lucky: I have not yet figured out how to get notification of new blog listings; I have to hunt them up manually! I don’t have time to garden, blog about gardening, and find new blog entries to read!

firefly June 14, 2006, 1:30 pm

Argh. I just did “emergency laundry” after two weeks of setting up some raised beds and planting seedlings that were really unhappy about still being in seed flats, so I’m not even thinking about reading blogs.

Here in Maine we’ve had 17 inches of rain since May 1, so I’m scrambling to get everything in the ground before the season is over …

bill June 13, 2006, 7:32 am

I don’t keep up with Bloglines either. I have chosen a technique whereby I wait until a blog accumulates four or five entries before reading them. Unless of course it is someone like you who hasn’t posted in a long time. That draws me immediately.

Chan S. June 13, 2006, 6:45 am

Ah! the torment of having a full belly at the banquet … but maybe this means that we’re getting better at keeping our priorities straight — living life and gardening first, living in the blogworld second.

Oldroses June 13, 2006, 5:54 am

I just finished up my posts for May. I’ve started a post for June 1st. I have to work faster, I’m falling farther and farther behind.

Genie June 12, 2006, 9:31 pm


I had to chuckle when I saw your entry. I just cleared out about 45 Garden Voices posts that I had marked to “Save” in Bloglines because it had become clear to me that if I hadn’t yet read a post from late May, it probably wasn’t going to happen.

There’s so much great stuff out there to read…but sometimes it’s better to just let it go, and know that there’ll be more great stuff to read, often within minutes!

The Inadvertent Gardener