Working on my seed order

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Now that you have been reviewed, and someone has complimented your writing and synergy, I hate to wreck it by by my disjointed off topic rambling. This is probably the last time I post, since I am very, very pregnant.

I spent a lot of time working out my seed order, knowing that I will not be able to think straight soon, and for quite some time. Kathy wanted to know how I was possibly going to start seeds with a newborn infant. My plan this fall was that I was that I was going to convert all my annual space into perennial beds, so I got all these plants this fall, but we just redid our kitchen with this big window, and I am already eyeing where I am going to put in my new beds, even though I couldn’t properly take care of the garden I had before.

I have some serious seed compulsions, and I love old garden roses, and I have fantasies of recreating my grandmother’s backyard for my son(s). I love fragrant flowers, especially sweet peas, and I fancy myself a zone 5, on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

About the Author

Until recently, Rosemarie Hanson gardened in the alkaline soil of New York’s North Country. Now she gardens in the Finger Lakes region of NY, where the soil is acid and the deer are a plague! She is particularly interested in fragrant plants, old garden roses, tulips, gardening for kids, and kitchen gardens.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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