Ro probably already knows about the Gardening Conversations broadcast by North Country Public Radio. Apparently this radio station regularly broadcasts conversations with the local Cooperative Extension horticulturalists on topics relevant to all cold climate gardeners. My only regret is you have to listen to the broadcast; transcripts are not available. I always process information better when I read it than when I listen to it, so it’s a handicap for me, but it may not be for you.
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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