Cold Climate Gardening 11 Years Later–What’s Next?
August 27, 2013
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About this site
Eleven years of garden blogging!
leven years ago today I wrote my first blog post. Eleven years in web time is a looong time. A lot of things have changed. When I first started writing, digital cameras and scanners were relatively rare and photos were not expected on blog posts. My first blog post with an image
celebrated my first blooming flower of 2003 on March 19th. I started including images on a regular basis sometime after August 2005
But the reason for starting this blog hasn’t changed. I still want to share what I’ve learned about gardening in a short season, cold climate. I want to help you learn how to garden smarter and avoid the mistakes I’ve made. So, what would you like to learn more about? I’ve created a very brief survey (three questions) to help me learn what kind of blog posts you like best. In the coming year, I hope to give you more of what helps you garden successfully in a cold climate. We hardy souls have to stick together.
Click here to take the survey.
The survey is limited to the first 99 respondents and will close in two weeks. I really appreciate you helping me out.
Past Blogiversary Posts
4th Year: Garden Blog Pioneers Look Back–And Forward Part one of a nine-part series interviewing the earliest garden bloggers.
5th Year: My Readers Interview Me They asked some good questions.
8th Year: Cold Climate Gardening Turns Eight A brief post
9th Year: Nine Years of Blogging Another brief post
10th Year: Cold Climate Gardening Is Ten Years Old Today A longer post including a representative post from each year and CCG’s technological milestones.
P.S. If you’re on Facebook, please become a fan of Cold Climate Gardening’s Facebook page. I often publish photos and other comments that aren’t enough for a blog post. I’m on Pinterest, too!
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