The Vermont Gardener

– Posted in: Recommended Links

I owe it to Rick Anderson of the Whispering Crane Institute to finally nudge me over to The Vermont Gardener and take a look. I had seen VermontFlowerFarm join the Gardening group at LibraryThing and had checked out the profile, but never got any further than that.

Turns out I’ve been missing a real gem. George Africa writes with gentle humor and a real love of plants–all plants–and everything in the natural world. I particularly enjoy his adventures with Karl the wonder dog. (There’s a bit of affectionate sarcasm in that moniker.) George and his wife have been running a professional nursery for decades, so interspersed with his quiet meditations you’ll find some excellent garden advice, such as his recent remarks on hostas. I’ve just added his feed to my Bloglines account and after visiting his site, I bet you’ll want to do the same.

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

Comments on this entry are closed.