Early spring

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I noticed some inquires about “Walls o’ Water. These are adverised in many seed catalogs, Park and Jung included. Don’t know if the inquiry about an unheated porch was in reference to mine, but mine is galssed in and warm enough right now to put the potted peony roots, which have already sprouted in the package, out there, though it still can get down in the teens at night. Our present temps get to the 40’s during the day, and the snow is going slowly enough to drain into the ground. Spring is coming to the U.P.

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USDA Hardiness Zone: work in 3-5 Location: Home:small urban: work:homes and businesses Geographic type: hills, rocky outcroppings Soil type: gravelly soil – sand – sandy loam – silt – clay Experience level: professional 16 years Particular interests: design using perennials, annuals, shrubs and rock.

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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john delaney April 4, 2004, 2:44 pm

I think wallowater is the most overrated product in all of gardening. They are too expensive and just do not get plants going any faster. They might semi protect plants put in the ground too early but compost volunteers will be bigger by early June. The plants end up with the very abuse that does not add to their later vigor.