Cold Climate Gardening Turns Eight
August 27, 2010
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About this site
Yes, I started blogging on this date eight years ago. So much has changed. I’ve been through three different publishing platforms, adopting WordPress in 2005.
Felt so alone when I started, so began a blog directory to keep track of other garden blogs. Now my directory is only the tip of the iceberg! Zanthan Gardens was one of my first garden blog buddies.
But the goals that I stated in that first post are pretty much the same, except I never did manage to make it work as a collaborative blog (my friend Bub announced she was getting OFF the internet before I got the chance to ask her to be a co-author). And I decided against creating a fan page for Winterrowd & Eck, though I did review A Year at North Hill..
Now instead of a lonely pioneer, I am a citizen of the increasingly populated Blogasphere, with neighbors on every side.
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.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons