Today, Cold Climate Gardening turned nine years old. My very first blog post was a list of goals for this blog. After that, I didn't mention my blogiversary until 2006, when I wrote a six part series on Garden Blog Pioneers in honor of my fourth blogiversary. The following year I invited my readers to [...]
I was just helping out a gardener who moved from California to upstate NY. (I think she's over the shock.) It made me realize that not everyone who stops by thinks to look at the top menu bar to see what else is here. So come along and take a tour with me. And just [...]
A Better Way to Plant Colchicums In May of 1999 I opened up my new issue of Horticulture and started reading "In Search of a Mowable Groundcover." Canadian author Brian Bixley described an ingenious planting scheme that involved interplanting colchicums with hardy geraniums. In the middle of August, he mowed down the geraniums. Two weeks [...]
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 [...]
I join Helen Yoest of Gardening With Confidence this week to talk about Colchicums on Web Talk Radio. They will be blooming in about a month, you know.
Cold Climate Gardening has a tiny bit-part in House Beautiful's June issue. If you happen to subscribe or see a copy for sale, turn to page 40 and check out the top right part of the page. If you don't manage to get hold of a copy, no worries. It is a shortened version of [...]
A big thank you to everyone who voted for Cold Climate Gardening, which was the runner-up in the Best Rural Gardening/Farming Blog category of the Mouse & Trowel garden blog awards. It is a high compliment, and I hope to provide you with more and better in the coming twelve months. Congratulations to Kylee of [...]
A while back I mentioned that nominations were being accepted for the Mouse & Trowel awards. Frankly, I didn't expect to get nominated, as I couldn't spare the time to "promote" myself and the garden blogging arena has gotten quite a bit more crowded. Imagine my surprise to discover I had been nominated for the [...]
I was named as one of Horticulture's favorite garden blogs--many thanks!
I am cited as a "winter survival pro" at Seasonal Wisdom. Check it out, and add your own tips in the comments. I know a lot of my readers are winter survival pros.