When cold climate gardeners can’t garden, they surf! The Web Resources section of the Horticulture and Crop Science department of Ohio State University has put together a stellar collection of links for your surfing pleasure. If the choice is overwhelming, start with the Professional Resources section. Even if you do nothing but surf, you’ll be occupied for days!
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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