Those of you in the Rochester, NY area should check out Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, if you’re not already familiar with it. Now, Rochester is not what I would consider a cold climate; they’ve got Lake Ontario moderating their winter temperatures. But as a resident of upstate New York myself, I heartily support a magazine that covers our diverse and beautiful region. So many people seem to think all of New York state is New York City. NOT! And if Maine can have People, Places, and Plants, which no longer covers Maine exclusively, why can’t upstate New Yorkers have a gardening magazine of their own? So I plan on doing everything I can to give this magazine a larger audience, which, hopefully, will lead to a more extensive coverage of upstate NY.
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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