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).
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.
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