Thank you for the Mouse & Trowel nomination

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Thank you one and all for nominating this blog for the Best Design of a Garden Blog category in the first annual Mouse & Trowel Awards. I confess I’ve always been a bit miffed at how garden blogs were so neglected in general blog awards, and I’m glad Colleen has taken the initiative and developed some awards we garden bloggers can call our own.

Voting is now open and will continue to May 11. Note: you don’t have to have a garden blog yourself to vote.

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 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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Andrea April 17, 2007, 1:51 pm

Congratulations, Kathy! Well deserved. Good luck in the final voting!

Susan Harris April 16, 2007, 5:35 pm

It’s nice to see a terrific new design be recognized. You’ve also done lots for the online gardening world through your blog directory. So congrats and good on ya! Susan

Annie in Austin April 15, 2007, 6:23 pm

Congratulations, Kathy! I’ll bet you especially appreciate getting recognition for something you’ve really worked at… tweaking all the components to make it all work well!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

ilona April 15, 2007, 5:15 pm

Hear! Hear!

Genie April 15, 2007, 5:07 pm

Kathy, congratulations! Exciting news…best of luck!

Oldroses April 15, 2007, 4:03 pm

Kathy, I’m so glad to see your nomination. It is well-deserved. Congratulations.

Colleen April 15, 2007, 3:49 pm

Congrats, Kathy! And good luck 🙂