Coping with Weather

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We are having rain today, tomorrow is freezing rain/sleet followed by 1 to 3 inches of snow, and leading up to sub-zero lows by midweek. I have been checking out warm climate garden blogs such as Garden Spot and Talking Dirty. They both have photos of what’s currently growing/in bloom in their respective gardens and it sure is nice to look at! I have to confess I have found it challenging at times to think of things to post besides weather whining, spring longing, and garden dreaming. Figures I’d start a gardening blog right about when my garden was going to sleep.

Now, Judy, I’d like to learn more about this radicchio. When did you sow it, where and when did you plant it (if different from the sowing), and how have you been protecting it? Or should I say, if you had been having your usual, not-so-mild winter, how would you have been protecting it? Any other vegetables you’ve been growing this same way? And thank goodness the deer didn’t nibble your fruit trees!

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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.

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.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Kathy Purdy February 24, 2003, 5:54 pm

Yes, I have a lot more trouble dealing with the heat than I do the cold. I try to remember that when I feel like whining about the long winters!

erica February 24, 2003, 5:12 pm

we’ll be the envious ones come mid-september when we’re still suffering daytime highs in the 90s and overnight lows in the 80s!