The Occasional Gardener: A Beautiful Blog

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Image of a gardener in silhouetteI recently added The Occasional Gardener to my garden blog directory, and I have to say it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs I have seen in a long time.

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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kerri September 9, 2007, 2:12 pm

Yes, beautiful indeed. Thanks Kathy for the link.
I too love the graphics. Very clever. Wonderful photos and interesting text too.

Chris August 29, 2007, 10:13 pm

Kathy- thanks so much for this-your kind words are much appreciated.

Bill-thanks, re-the transparency…I was sort of envisioning the banner and sidebar buttons as rusty ironwork-like old gates you can see through.

bill August 29, 2007, 12:21 pm

Oh yes, I agree. Very nice.

I like having the transparency in the banner as well as in all the columns.