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Kathy Purdy
Works at gardener, writer, technophile, genealogist
Attended Binghamton University
Lives in Southern Tier, NY
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I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. A good remedy when I feel snappish and sorry for myself is to cross something off from my never-ending to-do list–preferably a project that has been hanging over my head for a while. That way, I get a morale…
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. A good remedy when I feel snappish and sorry for myself is to cross something off from my never-ending to-do list–preferably a project that has b…
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Wonderful! Glad to hear it's not just me!
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I was really looking forward to bulb forcing this winter. I had read Bulb Forcing by Art Wolk, my new bulb-forcing bible (review here), and was inspired to broaden my selection of bulbs to force, plus I had a gift certificate from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs…
I was really looking forward to bulb forcing this winter. I had read Bulb Forcing by Art Wolk, my new bulb-forcing bible (review here), and was inspired to broaden my selection of bulbs to force, p…
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Henry Nicholson Ellacombe believed that every great gardener reads a lot of gardening books: I have always found that a lover of gardens and flowers is also more or less a lover and reader of books. … and the more they love their gardens and their flowers…
Henry Nicholson Ellacombe believed that every great gardener reads a lot of gardening books: I have always found that a lover of gardens and flowers is also more or less a lover and reader of books…
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I‘m not going to pretend that November’s garden looks as good as October’s. I’m not even going to pretend that mid-November’s garden looks as good as early November’s.But I do want to celebrate the mild November we’ve been having.
I’m not going to pretend that November’s garden looks as good as October’s. I’m not even going to pretend that mid-November’s garden looks as good as early November …
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We are blessed to have a couple of hundred-year-old trees in our front yard. For the past two years, I have asked the family member in charge of mowing the front yard to use the bag attachment on the lawn mower for the final mowing, so that the leaves are…
We are blessed to have a couple of hundred-year-old trees in our front yard. For the past two years, I have asked the family member in charge of mowing the front yard to use the bag attachment on t…
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Are you familiar with the children’s picture book Goodnight Moon? In it, a young rabbit says good night to all the objects in his bedroom as a way of settling down to sleep. Frost is predicted for later this week–I marvel that we’ve dodged the bullet this…
Are you familiar with the children's picture book Goodnight Moon? In it, a young rabbit says good night to all the objects in his bedroom as a way of settling down to sleep. Frost is predicted for ...
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bonjour Mme Kathy comment allez vous? j'apprécie vraiment votre post et je
serai donc très ravi de faire plus ample connaissance avec vous.
bonne journée à vous!!!
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My family picks wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and elderberries. We pick what we know and leave everything else alone. I’ve always suspected there were more edible berries out there than we know about, so when I was asked to…
My family picks wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and elderberries. We pick what we know and leave everything else alone. I’ve always suspected there were more edible…
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According to the National Weather Service, it’s the least snowy beginning to winter that we’ve had since 1998. We’ve set also some record highs in the last few weeks. Snow can be hit or miss in December but usually the ground is frozen. It was frozen…
According to the National Weather Service, it’s the least snowy beginning to winter that we’ve had since 1998. We’ve set also some record highs in the last few weeks. Snow can be …
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Wow! That's not good; they will miss them in the spring.
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Colchicum season is long over, and I can’t even remember all the reasons why I didn’t write this post in a timely manner. I do remember finally getting all the photos processed, and promising myself I would upload them after dinner. And before I could do…
Colchicum season is long over, and I can’t even remember all the reasons why I didn’t write this post in a timely manner. I do remember finally getting all the photos processed, and pro…
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We live in a valley, and while we are still waiting for the sun to shine on our house, we see it illuminating the hillside behind us, especially as the sun’s angle changes as we approach the winter solstice. The contrast between the sunny autumn foliage…
We live in a valley, and while we are still waiting for the sun to shine on our house, we see it illuminating the hillside behind us, especially as the sun’s angle changes as we approach the …
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There comes a time in the life of every cold climate gardener when a certain fact must be faced: the first frost of autumn is nigh. When this event occurs more than halfway through October–as it did this year, on the night of the 16th–I don’t grieve…
There comes a time in the life of every cold climate gardener when a certain fact must be faced: the first frost of autumn is nigh. When this event occurs more than halfway through October--as it d...
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For those of you just joining in, I am something of a colchicum aficionado. I collect colchicums the way some people collect fiestaware or baseball cards. I want to have one of each, and I want to make sure each one is authentic. What are colchicums,…
For those of you just joining in, I am something of a colchicum aficionado. I collect colchicums the way some people collect fiestaware or baseball cards. I want to have one of each, and I want to ...
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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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