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.
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.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013