Cold Climate Gardening 11 Years Later–What’s Next?

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12 comments celebrates 11 years of garden blogging!

Eleven years of garden blogging!

Eleven 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!

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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les September 20, 2013, 6:45 pm

11 years in blog time, that’s like a century, but I am sure you don’t look a day over 30. I appreciate your efforts. When I began blogging you were a great resource for me. Thank you and congratulations!

Donna@Gardens Eye View September 2, 2013, 1:40 pm

Wow Kathy, 11 years. I can’t even think I will be doing this so many years…quite the milestone and your blog is still going strong. I enjoyed taking the survey. Happy Birthday to your blog!!

John Harris August 30, 2013, 3:42 pm

Wow, 11 years!! Congratulations!

Pat Webster August 28, 2013, 9:24 am

Kathy, a big CONGRATULATIONS on so many years of blogging. Congratulations as well on your survey. You inspired me to do the same, so watch for it!

Pam/Digging August 27, 2013, 9:36 pm

Kathy, that is FOREVER in blog years. You are truly a trailblazer. And I love that you haven’t burned out yet. Keep on blogging!

Lost Roses August 27, 2013, 9:16 pm

Happy blogiversary!

Helen at Toronto Gardens August 27, 2013, 8:04 pm

Happy blogiversary, Kathy. 11 is a nice number, full of parallel lines. Wishing you many more!

Cindy, MCOK August 27, 2013, 6:45 pm

Thanks for blazing the trail for so many of us!

Carol - May Dreams Gardens August 27, 2013, 6:27 pm

Congrats on your blog anniversary, Kathy!

Gail August 27, 2013, 5:39 pm

Happy Blogiversary Kathy.

Monica Hemingway August 27, 2013, 11:05 am

Congratulations on an ‘eternity’ (in website terms) of blogging. Always something interesting to read on your blog. Hope you keep it up for another 11 years – at least!

Donalyn@The Creekside Cook August 27, 2013, 7:37 am

Happy Cold Climate Birthday Kathy!