A trip to Cold Climate Gardening

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The traveling bride of Slaterville Springs recently made a trip to Cold Climate Gardening (aka Purdyville) and reports on all she saw.

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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Gail October 9, 2008, 8:55 am

Hi Kathy, a very nice read and the blooms are spectacular. Gail

Lynn October 6, 2008, 1:36 pm

Aww, thanks, Kathy 🙂 ~ Lynn

Dee/reddirtramblings October 5, 2008, 2:55 pm

Nice write up on your garden and all it contains. I liked how she wrote about two of your lovely daughters. I would like to visit and meet all of your family someday~~Dee

debra October 5, 2008, 11:29 am

you’re inspiring another young (or at least new) gardener in the spirit of sharing beloved plants. I’ve heard them called “passalong plants,” and you’re passing along your knowledge and passion, as always! deb