Welcome to the newly designed Cold Climate Gardening. I've spent a couple of months working behind the scenes, to give you a better-looking and better-functioning website. I'm hoping it will be easier to find the information you need and to continue conversations in the online gardening community. I've created this new design using Thesis, a [...]
I just upgraded my version of WordPress. Because I had code in my theme (design) that would no longer work with the new version of WordPress, I needed to edit the theme before I could upgrade the software. I figured while I was at it, I'd expand the width by adding another sidebar, since just [...]
I'm starting a new website to explain blogging and related technical matters in plain English. It's called Blogging Art and Practice. There are some things about blogging that involve technical skill or know-how. I call those practices. I strive to use the best practices, to make my blog easier for people to read, for search [...]
I recently added The Occasional Gardener to my garden blog directory, and I have to say it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs I have seen in a long time.
Thank you one and all for nominating this blog for the Best Design of a Garden Blog category in the first annual Mouse & Trowel Awards. I confess I've always been a bit miffed at how garden blogs were so neglected in general blog awards, and I'm glad Colleen has taken the initiative and developed [...]
Colleen of In the Garden Online is starting the Mouse and Trowel Awards, a program "to give recognition to those bloggers, website owners, and retail outlets that add vibrancy, convenience, or pure eye candy to our world." Nominations are currently being accepted. Finalists will be announced on April 13th, and winners announced on May 13th.
Boredom isn't enough to motivate me to redecorate my walls or my website "Why are you changing your design?" some of my children asked, as I was making preparations for the Big Day. I could have said, for the same reason many people re-paint their walls or buy a new dress: tired of the same [...]
I have just upgraded WordPress again. This time it combined link categories and post categories, so quite a few things need to be tinkered with. I will also be changing my theme shortly. Actually, I am going to change the theme first and then tinker, otherwise I'll be tinkering twice. Sigh. The bottom line is, [...]