Just discovered Frog Hollow by following the link on a comment Gabrielle Adams made at Horticultural. Gabrielle’s blog covers a wide range of topics, so for my maiden voyage I chose the Gardening category. Well, you know, any gardener that can actually write about what’s in bloom in the garden in January provokes a twinge (just a tiny, teensy twinge) of envy in this cold climate gardener, who currently looks out her window at an ocean of snow. But that quickly evaporated as I learned that, due to health problems, Gabrielle can’t go outside to garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Makes my own wrist complaint seem trivial. Besides her passion for gardening, she’s also a connoisseur of children’s lit., and a raiser of bees. If you need (yet another) remedy for cabin fever, look no further. There’s plenty here to stimulate and engage 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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