Savoring Seeds with the Bookish Gardener

– Posted in: Recommended Links, Seeds and Seed Starting

March blew through with the mood swings of a diva… freeze! thaw! snow! thunderstorms!… “tempera-mental,” indeed. But the weather always turns the corner in April. The garden shows only the earliest signs of green, but spring finally seems plausible, and I’m even emboldened to regard the coming of tulips with the same certainty as taxes.

Chan Stroman’s second column for Saucy perfectly captures what seed starting is all about–not the “howto” of it (though the process is outlined) but the “heart” of it. If you’re a plant lover who’s started his or her own plants from seeds, you will find yourself nodding in agreement.

About the Author

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.

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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Cynthia April 13, 2005, 3:54 pm

Hey Kathy,
Happy Birthday to you from all of us way down in the already 83 degree south! I’m going to give you a call but thought I would wait till later tonight!

Kathy Purdy April 13, 2005, 12:13 pm

Thanks Rob. This website wouldn’t be here without you.

Rob April 13, 2005, 9:42 am

happy birthday Kathy on the 13th!!