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Anne Brygger claims to have the northernmost garden on the North American continent. She gardens in Barrow, Alaska. Is that Zone 2?

Indeed it is. Plus the average summer temp is around 45F, and day length is about May 10 through August 2 (sunrise to sunset). And we are a poorly drained desert…. Supposedly Fairbanks is Zone 1, but we certainly can’t do the giant cabbages up here just planting them in the ground the way they do. If people are interested in gardening in cold climates, this is about the ultimate. If nothing else, people can read my blog and figure it’s not so bad where they are.

Why don’t you stop by her blog and say hi? I’m sure she’d like to “meet” some fellow gardeners.

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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.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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