Christopher Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd and I apparently share the same philosophy: “We’re so restricted in so many areas of our lives ? have fun with gardening.” Well, that comes pretty close to Kathy’s First Rule of Gardening, which is, “If it’s not fun, don’t do it. Don’t turn your hobby into a chore.” This article by Valerie Easton is a glimpse into Lloyd’s personality and his gardens at Great Dixter. I enjoy his wit but am glad he’s never had the chance to use it on me.

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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.

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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