The Art of Horticultural Bragging

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The eclectic gardener confesses: “I admit to engaging in a bit of shameless crowing. A ripe tomato in June!” But she makes up for it by sharing her guidelines for “the particular style of understatement peculiar to gardeners.” I have to admit I’m not very good at understatement. But at least I’ve never cackled.

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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

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

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