Do you remember the specialist snowdrop catalog I mentioned way back in January? If you happen to be near Trumansburg, NY, this Saturday, you can visit his garden (and three others) thanks to the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. I wish I were touring all four gardens, but I’ve got way too much gardening to do right here at home. Anyone second that?
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.
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