Cold Climate Gardening - Hardy plants for hardy souls
Kathy Purdy Iâ€™ve written for several national gardening magazines and spoke at the first Garden Bloggers Spring Fling. As a veteran blogger I participated in a panel discussion at the 2007 Garden Writers Association symposium in Oklahoma City, and I offer blog coaching and consulting services.
About this Site
I donâ€™t care to reinvent the wheel. Iâ€™d rather learn from other peopleâ€™s mistakes. I donâ€™t want to waste any more of my time and money than I have to. And Iâ€™d much, much rather do it right the first time. Thatâ€™s why, when we moved to our current rural home, I read everything I could on gardening in a cold climate, which I knew I was gardening in, having lived through my first winter where it hit, or should I say, dropped to, 30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
Only problem was, more than fourteen years ago, there wasnâ€™t much to read on the subject. I only found tidbits of information here and there, and I collected them assiduously. Things have improved since then; there are some good books on cold climate gardening now, and thanks to the internet, information in general is a lot more accessible.
Thatâ€™s why I started this website: to share everything I know about cold climate gardening. Now, Iâ€™m no expert, and I will freely admit that much of the information presented here is stuff Iâ€™ve merely read somewhere else. I havenâ€™t necessarily tried it, or grown it, myself. And the truth of the matter is, what works in one cold climate isnâ€™t guaranteed to work in another cold climate, so even if I have tried it, and it has worked for me, it still might not work for you. And vice versa.
But at least you wonâ€™t have to reinvent the wheel.
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