GardenStalking: A New Way to Browse Blogs

– Posted in: Interviews, Recommended Links

Veteran garden bloggers probably remember Garden Voices. "Back in the day"--before Twitter, before Facebook, even before Blotanical--it was the best way to find new garden blogs. Garden Voices is a blog aggregator, a website that collects--or aggregates--posts about a certain topic, so you can get an idea of what the blogosphere is saying about that [...]

Nine Years of Blogging

– Posted in: About this site

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 [...]

Cold Climate Gardening Turns Eight

– Posted in: 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 [...]

Oklahoma, here I come!

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

As many of you know, I am a member of the Garden Writers Association. A while back, I was asked to be a member of a panel discussion on garden blogs at the annual symposium, which is being held this year on September 28th through October 1st in Oklahoma City. This explains the message on [...]

Garden Blog Awards

– Posted in: Blogging Art and Practice

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.