Hi! You have found your way to my first Northern Gardening website at GeoCities. I made this gardening website way back in 1996, so yes, it is a little rough around the edges. I've long since moved to bigger and better digs at www.northerngardening. com, so please visit me there. Before you go though, I hope you will click some of the links in the award photos at the bottom of the page or my awards and links pages to get a feel for how it was in 1996 when the internet was still new. GeoCities was one of the first web hosts that offered people their own free website and the opportunity to be a part of a big web community where people could share their common interests. In fact, when I first started, GeoCities didn't even have pop-up ads! There was a sense of camaraderie then that I don't think we have now. I retrieved this old homepage from archive.org, a website that has archived web pages for over ten years, so many of the sites or pages that come up when you click the links don't really exist anymore.
Enjoy my little trip to World Wide Web days gone by, and please visit me afterwards at Northern Gardening, 2007.
Northern Gardening is a practical resource for all gardeners, but especially those in a northern climate. I am the gardening columnist for a small Minnesota newspaper and have twenty years of "hands-on" experience working in my own gardens in Minnesota. Be assured that if a plant is mentioned in one of my articles it has proven its hardiness in my own northern gardens [zone 4].
If you would like to read some of my past articles, they are available below. I will be adding a new one monthly--so check back. I have also included a photograph album showing my backyard [page one and page two] as it has evolved. The album documents the changes over the years from my first small garden, to making the pond, and adding a gazebo.
There is also a page with all my favorite gardening links. The list is becoming a little long--but at least it's alphabetized! I have also started a new award just for gardening sites at GeoCities. There are many outstanding garden pages here, and I would like to recognize the ones that I feel are the best.
Enjoy your stay and if you have a few extra minutes please sign my guestbook. If you would like to be added to my monthly e-mailing list announcing the newest article, additions to my gardening page or other net news that might be of interest to gardeners, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.