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Kathy Purdy
Works at gardener, writer, technophile, genealogist
Attended Binghamton University
Lives in Southern Tier, NY
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Anyone can plunk a handful of flowers into a vase and call it an arrangement, and in the past, this is what I have done. True, I had made some attempt to arrange the flowers attractively, but the results could at best be described as rustic or primitive.…
Anyone can plunk a handful of flowers into a vase and call it an arrangement, and in the past, this is what I have done. True, I had made some attempt to arrange the flowers attractively, but the r...
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We interrupt our usual garden blogging to bring your attention to a worthy cause. Several years ago, Rundy wrote some posts for this blog. His garden writing dropped off when he left home to care for his grandfather who had Alzheimers. Yes, this young man…
We interrupt our usual garden blogging to bring your attention to a worthy cause. Several years ago, Rundy wrote some posts for this blog. His garden writing dropped off when he left home to care f...
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This Monday, March 2, 2015, at 3pm, I’ll be speaking with Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg on the latest segment of their We Dig Plants! podcast. It will stream live at 3 pm or you can listen to it later at your convenience. Hope you’ll lend me your…
This Monday, March 2, 2015, at 3pm, I'll be speaking with Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg on the latest segment of their We Dig Plants! podcast. It will stream live at 3 pm or you can listen t...
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What do cold climate gardeners do in the winter, after they have wrung every drop of enjoyment out of their now-bedraggled seed catalogs? Why, they read gardening books, of course. To help my readers in this endeavor, I have assembled all the books that I…
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Yep! 'Cause we're hardy souls!
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Hello, dear readers, I have two brief announcements to share with you. Hear me on Heritage Network Radio This Monday, January 26, 2015, at 3pm, I’ll be speaking with Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg on the latest segment of their We Dig Plants!…
Hello, dear readers, I have two brief announcements to share with you. Hear me on Heritage Network Radio This Monday, January 26, 2015, at 3pm, I'll be speaking with Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus ...
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It’s January, and cold climate gardeners everywhere are finding their hardy souls tested. Winter is tough on the body and on the spirit, and indoor plants are one of the many ways we keep cabin fever at bay. Plants, especially flowering plants, are not an…
It's January, and cold climate gardeners everywhere are finding their hardy souls tested. Winter is tough on the body and on the spirit, and indoor plants are one of the many ways we keep cabin fev...
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Hiyo ni mipangilio ya Muumba mbingu na nchi .mwacheni aitwe mungu hadi milele.
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It is more important to have the first bloom on your block than the first tomato. The first outdoor bloom is a potent morale booster, signifying that the back of winter has been broken. However, to have the very first flower blooming in your neighborhood…
It is more important to have the first bloom on your block than the first tomato. The first outdoor bloom is a potent morale booster, signifying that the back of winter has been broken. However, to...
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Woo hoo - crocuses :-)  I always loved it when the first one finally opened up.
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I‘ve got daffodils on my mind. Daffodils and snowdrops. As another several inches of snow fall from the sky, and the temperature once again plummets below zero (Fahrenheit), my craving for spring grows ever stronger, and every night before getting ready…
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It seems the snow will never stop. We haven’t had the huge accumulations that parts of New England have seen, just another couple of inches one day, another couple of inches a few days after that. After a while it does amount to a whole bunch.
It seems the snow will never stop. We haven't had the huge accumulations that parts of New England have seen, just another couple of inches one day, another couple of inches a few days after that. ...
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We’ve had plenty of cold (subzero Fahrenheit temps at night) and plenty of snow (pushing 18 inches at this point), and the only thing growing here is icicles. They grow when the sun shines, especially if we manage to hover around the freezing point, our…
We've had plenty of cold (subzero Fahrenheit temps at night) and plenty of snow (pushing 18 inches at this point), and the only thing growing here is icicles. They grow when the sun shines, especia...
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Thanks to Scott Greenstone, I resolved my issue with Google's new Inbox mail app.
List of Bundles and Labels in Add to Menu is gone, kopurdy, 1/23/15 6:51 AM. Last night I wanted to move a Promo email to a bundle that I had previously created more than a week ago. I accessed the Move To menu and there were no choices except the default Promo, Social, etc. and Add New.
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I had heard a lot about the AeroGarden, so when I was offered an opportunity to review one, I gladly accepted. The AeroGarden, for those of you not already familiar with it, is an automated hydroponic growing system meant for people who have never…
I had heard a lot about the AeroGarden, so when I was offered an opportunity to review one, I gladly accepted. The AeroGarden, for those of you not already familiar with it, is an automated hydropo...
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garden writer, WordPress consultant
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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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  • Binghamton University
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