Open Days in Tioga County

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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?

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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.

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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M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) June 14, 2006, 2:22 pm

Ooops. The position of your “comments” link throws me off and I frequently end up posting the comment to the wrong entry.

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) June 14, 2006, 2:21 pm

Well, it’s too hot down here to be in the garden except between 6 and 8 in the morning and perhaps 8 and 9 at night. But you missed my trip to England, then…and a write up of Hidcote Manor Garden–my highlight for May. It was cool and rainy the day we went, and I just look at those photos now and dream of damp earth and green plants.