Color Hungry

– Posted in: Miscellaneous, Plant info

Our enclosed porch is pretty drafty and faces west, which is where the winds usually come from. I can’t imagine it being more than 5 degrees warmer than outside, which these days is getting below zero at night. Then again, I’ve never stuck a thermometer out there and checked. At any rate, there is a broken window right now which makes all speculations moot. I am getting cabin fever pretty bad. Does anyone know of good websites for sheer gorgeousness of floral photography, sort of like the Internet equivalent of a coffee table book? I do have certain books that I like to look at in the winter just because the photographs satisfy the deep hunger for color that I get this time of year. Maybe I’ll compile a list and share it.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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