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.

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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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.