Welcome, Syracuse readers

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Today my blog was profiled on Gina Chen’s Family Life Blog, based in Syracuse, NY.
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The Syracuse area played an important part in my growing up, where I made my first attempts at gardening at our home in Manlius. I bet the winter aconites I planted still bloom by the front steps and the daffodils I hoped to naturalize still bloom in the backyard.

If you came here because of Gina’s blog, I hope you’ll take time to introduce yourself in the comments, and come back again. If you subscribe to my RSS feed, or sign up for email notification in the lower sidebar on the left, it will be easier to remember to return. Also check out the gardening events calendar on the lower right. There might be something there you don’t want to miss!

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.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Annie in Austin February 11, 2009, 11:46 am

Hi Kathy,

How cool to get some new readers from a place you once gardened.
I loved your article about gardening with kids – the last line was brilliant and absolutely true.
Long may those aconites grow and bloom.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Paul Harris February 9, 2009, 1:34 pm

I was already a reader, but it’s great that your blog has been recognized by the Post-Standard.

I can’t wait for my winter aconite to bloom. This morning I was scouring the freshly-thawed earth in the garden looking for any sign of spring. Didn’t see much, but I certainly heard a lot; today marks the day of the first singing cardinal for me 🙂 Now I know spring is surely not too far off.