“Test your knowledge of books set in, or inspired by, gardens. All the books are listed on the EnCompass database, so you could do a bit of clever searching to find the answers!” I only knew one answer without searching the database. I hadn’t even heard of most of the authors or titles. How about you?
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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