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KathyPurdy

Kathy Purdy gardens on 15 acres roughly halfway between Whitney Point and Greene. She writes for Horticulture, Fine Gardening, The American Gardener, and Upstate Gardeners' Journal. (Read full list here.)

She publishes and is the principal contributor to ColdClimateGardening.com, a website dedicated to providing gardening information and help to northern gardeners. One of the longest-running garden blogs on the web, Cold Climate Gardening also provides links, book reviews, and plant profiles to help you successfully garden in the northern climates of USDA Hardiness Zones 4 and colder.

CCG is based in New York's Southern Tier and promotes horticultural and agricultural events in upstate NY. We maintain a public Google calendar of upstate NY horticultural events, and would love to have your event included.

 

Recent Blog Posts

Coltsfoot: It’s Not A Dandelion–Wildflower Wednesday March 2012

March 28, 2012 by Kathy Purdy

Filed under Garden Blogs

You could be forgiven for mistaking coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) for a dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) from a distance,especially if you didn’t know that coltsfoot is the earliest blooming wildflower in northeastern North America. Can you tell them apart when I put them next to each other?Furthermore, coltsfoot flowers bloom without any foliage at all. Dandelions send [...] read more

Hard Freeze, But No Frost: What Gives?

March 27, 2012 by Kathy Purdy

Filed under Garden Blogs

Very early this morning, the temperature bottomed out at 18F, so my max-min thermometer tells me. And yet, when I looked out my window, there was not a speck of frost on the grass. If I hadn’t consulted the thermometer, I would have thought it was a lovely spring day out there. (The grass has [...] read more
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