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.
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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