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Kathy Purdy
Works at gardener, writer, technophile, genealogist
Attended Binghamton University
Lives in Southern Tier, NY
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Here are three plants that are blooming for the first time in my garden. Purple dragon Purple dragon is a relative of Jack-in-the pulpit. I got my plant last year at the local rock garden society members-only plant sale. Apparently the plain green form…
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It’s been four years since I started working on the gardens here at the “new” house. I thought it was about time I gave you a full-fledged tour. It takes a bit of time to see all the gardens, so prepare for a leisurely visit. Can I pour you something to…
It’s been four years since I started working on the gardens here at the “new” house. I thought it was about time I gave you a full-fledged tour. It takes a bit of time to see all …
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My Visit To Lilactree Farm

Almost exactly a year ago, I visited Lilactree Farm, the home and garden of Brian Bixley. In 2014, I would have considered this visit quite improbable. I am not a frequent traveler nor an adventurous driver. The only trips I take are ones where all the…
Almost exactly a year ago, I visited Lilactree Farm, the home and garden of Brian Bixley. In 2014, I would have considered this visit quite improbable. I am not a frequent traveler nor an adventuro…
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I have lots of spring flowers blooming in my garden, but I’ve posted pictures of most of them in previous years. However, I have many daffodils that are new this year or at least blooming for the first time, so I’ve decided to focus on them. Just for fun,…
I have lots of spring flowers blooming in my garden, but I’ve posted pictures of most of them in previous years. However, I have many daffodils that are new this year or at least blooming for…
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Did you ever get a project about halfway done and then took years to get it finished? Oh, good, I’m glad it’s not just me. Two years ago Duluth Trading asked me to participate in a promotion they called A Kick in the Seat of the Pants. The idea was they’d…
Did you ever get a project about halfway done and then took years to get it finished? Oh, good, I’m glad it’s not just me. Two years ago Duluth Trading asked me to participate in a prom…
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The early spring that showed up last month went on hiatus as the Arctic Express roared through with six inches of snow and bitter cold–it dropped to -3F on the worst night. It’s almost as if the climate had to reboot to get back on track. But that is all…
The early spring that showed up last month went on hiatus as the Arctic Express roared through with six inches of snow and bitter cold–it dropped to -3F on the worst night. It’s almost …
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Because the landscape had been neglected for almost a decade, the yard of my former home was full of horticultural surprises when we first moved in: daffodils that started blooming again once dug and divided, irises that smelled like grape lollipops,…
Because the landscape had been neglected for almost a decade, the yard of my former home was full of horticultural surprises when we first moved in: daffodils that started blooming again once dug a…
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‘More and more I am coming to the conclusion that rain is a far more important consideration to gardens than sun, and that one of the lesser advantages that a gardener gains in life is his thorough enjoyment of a rainy day!’ Margaret Waterfield, quoted in…
‘More and more I am coming to the conclusion that rain is a far more important consideration to gardens than sun, and that one of the lesser advantages that a gardener gains in life is his thorough…
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I bought a small pot of ‘Blue Moon’ woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) in 2013. It was kind of over its bloom period when I bought it, so I didn’t expect much. The following year, it was nice enough, but nothing to write home about.
I bought a small pot of ‘Blue Moon’ woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) in 2013. It was kind of over its bloom period when I bought it, so I didn’t expect much. The following year, …
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My husband and I have two important summer rituals. The first is the planting of our vegetable garden. It’s actually amazing that we get this accomplished in any accord because in general we don’t usually work well together. He and I each think we have a…
My husband and I have two important summer rituals. The first is the planting of our vegetable garden. It’s actually amazing that we get this accomplished in any accord because in general we don’t …
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My spicebush is blooming! Only a mother–I mean, a gardener–could be so happy about the blessed event.
My spicebush is blooming! Only a mother–I mean, a gardener–could be so happy about the blessed event.
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The earliest blooming flower in my garden is a snowdrop, Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’. The earliest blooming wild flower is coltsfoot. But the earliest blooming native flower? For that, you have to look up. Way up. Because the earliest blooming native flower…
The earliest blooming flower in my garden is a snowdrop, Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’. The earliest blooming wild flower is coltsfoot. But the earliest blooming native flower? For that, you ha…
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    garden writer, WordPress consultant, 2002 - present
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A gardener, a writer, and a technophile in about equal measure.
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Kathy Purdy has been blogging for over nine years at ColdClimateGardening.com and using the WordPress publishing platform since April 2005. Although primarily a garden writer, she also coaches others in the finer points of blogging with WordPress.
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