Hello, Rochester, and welcome!

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Jane Milliman in “Put down the shovel and blog” had some nice things to say about this website. Rochester is a garden loving city and I am happy to welcome its residents to my little corner of the internet. You can browse through the blog by date, category, or tag (some of the bigger categories are in the menu on the sidebar), and there is also a lot of information in the Cold Climate and Upstate NY sections of the website. I hope you find something here that makes gardening more enjoyable for you.

Jane Milliman, the author of the article, is also the editor-publisher of Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, which has published some of my writing. Hat tip to Garden Ranter Elizabeth Licata.

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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Kate February 20, 2008, 1:21 pm

No shovels needed here in Florida ! At least not the snow shoveling kind.
I have the opposite problem. What can I grow that will not wither in the Florida summer sun.

Great Blog !

Cynthia February 19, 2008, 10:24 am

Well deserved! Your site is not simply erudite; it is also the good deep-down-in-the-dirt kind of knowledge. Your willingness to show your gardening failures along with your success, your intelligent book reviews, your constantly improving site that informs and teaches are just a few of the things that make your blog stand-out from the crowd! Congratulations!

Arthur February 18, 2008, 11:47 am

It was nice to read an article in the paper that was positive and fun. Lo and behold, Miss Milliman mentions one of the few blogs that I check on a daily basis. Thanks Kathy for all the great information and fun reads. Much deserved credit! Kudos!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens February 17, 2008, 9:35 pm

Congrats, Kathy! I’m glad that your “job well done” is getting some of the recognition that it deserves. Not only are you a garden blogging pioneer but you have one of the best designed and best written sites around. Cold Climate Gardening is quality blogging that’s stood the test of time.

Pam/Digging February 17, 2008, 11:05 am

Well-deserved praise, Kathy. You have a lot of great information to share with local (and national) readers.