Kathy, Thank you for the advice about Fraser’s. And the hepaticas are unbelievable! Have spent the last few days trying to cover crocus poking through the ground all around the greenhouse. Too soon, too soon! And the temps are supposed to plunge in the next few days. As I plant and sow in the signs of the moon, have been busy seeding in pansies and lisianthus and some geraniums. I grow for friends and family, who have been nudging me, via e-mail, wanting to know what will be ready, when! Looking out into the back yard, snow is beginning to pile up. Last night all the dogs in the neighborhood were singing in harmony with the coyotes down in the valley! I’ll be off to the bank tomorrow to try to float a loan to cover all the orders placed with all my fave companies. Is it only me, or do others go temporarily insane when the catalogs come out?
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.
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