Published Work

In addition to publishing and writing most of the content for this website, Kathy Purdy is a freelance garden writer, covering many of the same topics found here. Look for her writing in the following publications:

  • 5 Things to Do When Faced With Frost” on BlogHer.com, published December 2, 2013
  • “Gardening With Children: Some Books to Get You Started” in Buffalo Spree Vol. 43, No. 4 (May 2009) p. 81
  • “Review: Garden Your Way to Health and Fitness” in Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (March-April 2009) p. 64
  • Cold Climate Gardening” in Troy-Bilt’s electronic newsletter, May 2008.
  • “High Ground: For Kathy Purdy, giving in meant getting back” in Horticulture Vol.105, No. 4 (May 2008) p. 88. Author credit on p. 4.
  • “Colchicums: Autumn’s Best Kept Secret” in The American Gardener Vol. 86, No. 5 (September/October 2007) pp. 18-22
  • “High Ground: Kathy Purdy tackles the frustrating case of the creeping campanula” in Horticulture Vol. 104, No. 6 (August/September 2007) p. 88
  • “Know Them and Grow Them: Books on Native Plants” in Upstate Gardeners’ Journal Vol. 13, Issue 3 (May/June 2007) pp. 48-49
  • “Ithaca, New York: Head to central New York for a plant-shopping odyssey” in Horticulture Vol. 103, No. 7 (October/November 2006 Northeast Regional Edition) pp. A1-A3
  • “Lessons in a Northeast Garden: To Cure a Garden Overrun by Weeds, Kathy Purdy Takes a Cue from the E. R.” in HorticultureVol. 103, No. 5 (June/July 2006 Northeast Regional Edition) pp. A4-A6
  • “A Garden of Many Pleasures” in Upstate Gardeners’ Journal Vol. 12, Issue 3 (May/June 2006) pp. 22-24
  • Book Reviews in Horticulture Vol. 103, No. 3 (April 2006) pp. 82ff.
  • “The Crocus Bank,” in Upstate Gardeners’ Journal Vol. 10, Issue 5 (November/December 2004) pp. 16-17
  • “Saving Seed,” in Upstate Gardeners’ Journal Vol. 10, Issue 4 (September/October 2004) pp. 12-13
  • Review of The New Perennial Garden, by Noel Kingsbury in Fine Gardening #51 (September/October 1996) p.69
  • “Digging Up a Garden’s History,” in Fine Gardening #47 (January/February 1996) pp. 54-58
  • Review of A Year at North Hill, by Wayne Winterrowd and Joe Eck in Fine Gardening #46 (November/December 1995) p.76

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