Cold Climate Gardening garners a Mouse and Trowel nomination

– Posted in: About this site, Blogging Art and Practice

Show your love . . . vote!Thank you for nominating this blog for Best Garden Blog Design. I’ve put a lot of thought and hours into the design, and I’m pleased that you appreciate my efforts.

According to the Mouse & Trowel website, “the Mouse & Trowel Awards were created by freelance writer and garden blogger Colleen Vanderlinden to honor and reward excellence in online gardening. Awards for a variety of blog and website categories, as well as podcasting awards, are awarded every May after nomination and voting phases.”

You don’t have to be a garden blogger to vote. You don’t have to blog at all to vote. But really, you should check out the blogs before you vote, if you’re not familiar with them.

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.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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wiseacre April 28, 2008, 3:09 pm

Grats! A nomination well earned.

Annie in Austin April 28, 2008, 1:07 pm

Congratulations, Kathy! I may use a template out of the box, but have some sense of the work involved from hanging out with you and MSS.

You have a lovely blog.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Gail April 27, 2008, 5:50 pm

Fabulous news Kathy, I love your site!


David April 27, 2008, 2:24 pm

You go, girl!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens April 26, 2008, 10:51 pm

Congrats on your Mouse & Trowel. You have one of the best designs in garden blogging. I’m not always sure that people who use templates “out of the box” understand the level of customization and thoughtful design that goes into creating a site like yours. But your nomination proves they do. You have my vote.