Frost: The Least You Need to Know

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Stumbled across a link to an excellent synopsis of frost and its effects via @urbangarden. If you don’t have a copy of A Gardener’s Guide to Frost, this is the next best thing.

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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.

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

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Lydia Plunk October 8, 2010, 9:43 pm

Thank you for reminding us in Southern California that we love the crops that come from frosty climates- but living in the land of orange trees- we should not complain so much about the weather.

VW October 7, 2010, 3:56 pm

No, no, I’m trying to ignore frost and hope it ignores my garden for a few more weeks! The dahlias are finally in full bloom and need more time before they RIP 🙂

Donalyn October 6, 2010, 4:04 pm

I went out to Amazon and snatched up a copy of the Gardener’s Guide to Frost after reading about it here the other day. Larry is ripping through it and we have have visions of all sorts of frost-beating strategies in our heads now. Thanks!