Cold Climate Gardening mentioned on Sirius radio

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Image of fall foliage on hillside

This photo has nothing to do with the post below. Just thought I’d share the view from my porch today. It’s probably at its peak right now and will be gone within a week.

Just learned from Jessica Walliser that on tomorrow’s edition of ‘The Organic Gardeners’ they will be talking about Every week they have a segment called ‘The Go-To List’ where they highlight companies or informational sources for gardening that they find personally useful. Unfortunately, unless you have Sirius Satellite Radio, there is no way for you to listen to it. If you do have it, they air live from 12-2pm EST on Saturdays, then the show is rebroadcast on Sunday from 11am -1 pm EST. Thank you, Jessica, for thinking of us!

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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OSoNY October 23, 2007, 7:39 am

I think all of us NY bloggers have fall pictures on our sites!
Congrats on the radio mention!

bill October 21, 2007, 4:22 pm

Congrats on getting mentioned.

Dee October 21, 2007, 11:26 am

Congrats, Kathy, on the mention. Nothing here is turning at all yet, and yes, we too, are at least two weeks behind. It was 85 degrees here yesterday! Tomorrow’s high is supposed to be 59.


Kathy Purdy October 21, 2007, 9:49 am

Annie, there’s not a rocker, but there is a bench. And it’s looking this way all over my county now. I have to agree with Digital Flower: it feels like we’re in time warp, because this view is about two weeks later than usual. On Friday, our low temperature achieved a record high! Jessica, don’t put yourself to too much trouble.

Robin October 20, 2007, 10:06 pm

I can’t imagine having a view that lovely to look at. It’s beautiful! Congratulations on the radio mention.

Annie in Austin October 20, 2007, 9:42 pm

There’s a rocker on that porch, right Kathy? So you can stop to sit and gaze and be refreshed. Lovely.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jessica October 20, 2007, 9:10 pm

Kathy –
Thanks for letting us talk about you on this afternoon’s program! Since it doesn’t sound like too many folks posting here have access to Sirius, I’m going to do my darndest to get a copy of that segment of the show so you all can have a listen. We have many listeners in both the northern U.S and Canada who stand to gain a lot from visiting your site. Keep up the good work. For anyone interested, other segments of the program can be heard by visiting and clicking on the Podcast link in the shaded box on the right side of the home page.
By the way, the front porch view is simply beautiful!
Best and be well,
Jessica Walliser

Digital Flower October 20, 2007, 6:59 pm

That sure looks purty! Our trees are nowhere near that yet. This weather is weird, I feel like I am in a bit of a time warp.

Congratulations on the radio show.

Greg October 20, 2007, 2:25 pm

Agree with everybody. It’s a wonderful view.

Pam/Digging October 20, 2007, 12:34 am

Gorgeous view. I wish I could sit on your porch with you and just look at it for a while. Congrats on the radio mention too.

Curtis October 19, 2007, 6:25 pm

The view is pretty. And congrats on the getting mentioned on the radio show.

Bare Bones Gardener October 19, 2007, 5:18 pm

Beautiful view. One of the things I am disappointed about subtropical living is not having such autumn shows.

Carol October 19, 2007, 3:53 pm

Wow on the view. Spectacular. I hope you have some time to just sit out there and look at it this weekend. If you don’t, make time anyway.

Our trees are not yet near peak.

Congrats on the radio show. I don’t get Sirius satellite radio, but may have to find out if someone I know does!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

layanee October 19, 2007, 2:57 pm

You view is delightful. The trees here are at peak. I am going out in the rain to take some pictures. Enjoy the weekend!