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Kathy Purdy
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A gardener, a writer, and a technophile in about equal measure.
A gardener, a writer, and a technophile in about equal measure.

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Sometimes plants surprise me. It surprises me that this ‘Sweet Nymph’ amaryllis is blooming.

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The January thaw is an accepted part of weather lore around here–thaw being a relative term–meaning warmer than you would expect but not necessarily warm enough to melt all the snow. But this year almost all the snow did melt, save the piles that…

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It’s January, and here in the northern reaches of North America we don’t expect to find flowers blooming. And yet one plant in my garden is trying to do just that: Helleborus niger, commonly called the Christmas rose. It blooms at Christmas for gardeners…

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Inspired Designs Webinar by Kerry Mendez Just a quick reminder to sign up for Kerry Mendez’ webinar: Inspired Design Lessons Learned from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and the United States. She’s presenting it on January 26 at 2pm Eastern time,…

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When we first moved here, a bridge across the creek was a fantasy, something that might happen someday if I somehow came into a lot of money. But this year, something changed. Actually, probably a lot of things changed, things inside of me as well as…

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My son Rundy (a former contributor to this website) and his sweetheart Debbie announced their engagement mid-February. They got married on July 16th. I want to share our experiences doing the wedding flowers. (And by “our” I mean several people from both…

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My next webinar, Inspired Design Lessons Learned from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and the United States, will be on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Breathtaking gardens will be the classroom for great take-away…

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‘The fool remembers only misfortunes and past errors…nothing can take away gratitude for past blessings.’ Rudolph Borchardt, The Passionate Gardener. Every fall, as I sit down to write these final Notes of the year, I am convinced that this gardening year…

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I‘m not going to pretend that you have a dozen gardeners in your life that you need to get gifts for. We all know these “gift guides” are to help your non-gardening loved ones know what to get you, and since they’re not gardeners they’re not reading this…
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