Wow! I just checked out the best designed blog I’ve ever seen! Minnesota Gardener is beautifully laid out, just gorgeous. Regrettably, it is not devoted to gardening, because as author Lauri Mueller explains, “when I bought the url my intention was to make it a true gardening site with tons of info and shopping, etc. but it became clear I couldn’t afford to license or create enough content to make it worthwhile.” Too bad, because the gardening info that she does provide is interesting and timely. I found a link to Minnesota Master Gardeners’ Top 25 Plants for Ornamental Gardens, which is good for even the seasoned gardener to review (you never know when you’ll discover you missed something) and excellent for anyone who is new to gardening where all the gardeners are strong, and all the flowers are above average (with apologies to Garrison Keillor).
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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