Blog discoveries come in waves, it seems. Tender Dirt was mentioned in a recent Bookish Gardener post. They both have a thing about rabbits. Rabbits, voles, woodchucks, deer–we all have our favorite villain. And the ones that claim to love all animals, share and share alike, etc., well, you can be sure they have a politician they love to hate.
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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