A Detox Program for Addicted Gardeners

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The optimistic gardener has developed a five-step program to enable gardening addicts in cold climates to cope better with their winter-imposed withdrawal from outdoor gardening. Sure, it’s a case of “physician, heal thyself,” but if you read her blog, you’ll know the treatment is necessary. In fact, it may already be too late. Stop by and extend your sympathy.

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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runelady January 2, 2006, 11:18 pm

I plant containers for our booth at the medieval faire. It’s a stained glass booth. I decided, in a mad moment to preserve some of the tall spikey thingys for next year to save us a bit of cash. I then saved the begonias and some of the vines. They’re existing in my basement in front of my double glass doors. Some of the begonias won’t stop blooming. It’s rather nice, and if I can, I’ll get my hubby to post a picture of it all. A bit of garden inside. Now if I just remember to water them. My blog is called Familiar Echoes and attached to my daughter’s – Everything Is Under Control.

Joshua December 20, 2005, 11:47 pm

Yes, far too late for that. If I went into the foot or more of snow covering my garden in subzero windchills and started saying such things, you may think I’ve gone mad! But what else would winter do to a grower pent up in the house than go mad?

Walter Jeffries December 20, 2005, 5:59 pm

Or if it is too late there is always the greenhouse tunnel and the window box… Me, I have a secret garden under the sea. 🙂