April 2009

Odyssey to Ithaca Garden Tour

– Posted in: Events

All you upstate NY gardeners need to know about the Odyssey to Ithaca sponsored by Upstate Gardeners Journal. They are going to visit MacKenzie-Childs, Bakers Acres, The Plantsmen, and Bedlam Gardens. I've been to them all except MacKenzie-Childs, and they're all wonderful. The Odyssey is departing from both Buffalo and Rochester on June 6. If [...]

The Household Guide to Dying: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews

I can just hear you now. "Kathy, what is a fiction book doing on your blog? Why are you offering this as a prize in your scavenger hunt?" I was wondering the same thing when an editor from Penguin emailed me offering a review copy, but it turns out gardens and gardening are woven through [...]

Scavenger Hunt with Prizes

– Posted in: About this site

I've always had the suspicion that most of my readers don't realize how much else I offer on this website in addition to this blog, so I thought I'd celebrate the "grand re-opening" of Cold Climate Gardening with a scavenger hunt that will encourage you to explore my website more thoroughly. Prizes, We Have Prizes [...]

New Design for Cold Climate Gardening

– Posted in: About this site

Welcome to the newly designed Cold Climate Gardening. I've spent a couple of months working behind the scenes, to give you a better-looking and better-functioning website. I'm hoping it will be easier to find the information you need and to continue conversations in the online gardening community. I've created this new design using Thesis, a [...]

Bees return to the Crocus Bank

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

About fifteen years ago I planted a bit more than 800 bulbs into the north-facing bank of our driveway. Um, no, not all in one day. Not all in the same year, actually. You can read more about it here. It's a madness I've never regretted, because the vision in my head that spurred me [...]