Good advice

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“Darwinian Gardening: Like everything else, gardening works best if you know yourself. If you are aware that you tend to be disorganized and inattentive, plan a garden that can accommodate this. Choose flowers that can survive a little abuse and neglect. If a flower can’t live where you planted it, it didn’t belong in your garden anyway.” This advice, while originally directed at women with ADD, is pretty darn good advice for all gardeners. Their more specific advice that follows this quote is the type of stuff I had to figure out for myself. You don’t have to be “disorganized and inattentive” to find this useful, just busy. Thanks again to Doug Welch. I’m going to subscribe to that Feedster feed just as soon as Bloglines is up and running again.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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bill January 30, 2005, 3:29 pm

The specific advice would make a good primer for anyone new at gardening in my opinion.