The Most Important Thing To Fight Cabin Fever

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I am pretty excited about being a part of the Great Plants Symposium next week. I am looking forward to hearing Heather Lynn Poire talk about The World of Roses and Hydrangeas. Heather is a professional sales associate with Bailey Nurseries. Bailey Nurseries is one of the few plant developers with a focus on bringing really cold hardy plants to market. They’re based in Minnesota, which is almost entirely USDA Zone 4. Heather is sure to have some great tips about growing these plants in my climate.

I may have mentioned before that I like to grow plants that no one else is growing. Suzanne Thatcher’s talk on Unique and Unusual Perennials for the Northeast is just the kind of insider info I like to have. Kerry Ann Mendez, the organizer of this symposium, is giving two talks. The one that I’m really looking forward to is A Thrifty Gardener’s Guide to Luxurious Gardens, because I am a penny-pincher at heart. I’m sure I’ll enjoy her other presentation, Ravishing Foliage Plants Steal the Show!, even though I doubt she can talk me out of my flower garden.

And me? I’m going to tell you how to Combat Cabin Fever with Your Garden! What’s the most important thing to consider when designing your garden to fight cabin fever? The photo above is the only hint I’m going to give you. Why don’t you come to the symposium to find out?

It’s not too late to register!

Click here to get all the details! I really hope to see you there.
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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

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Concept Cubicles or John Beaumont October 2, 2017, 9:26 am

I hope I can join this symposium so that I can learn new things.

Carol September 30, 2017, 7:41 am

Looks like a great conference. Wish I had had more notice!

commonweeder September 29, 2017, 6:37 am

Kathy – I wish I could be there. What wonderful speakers, with topics I’d love to hear. I did visit Bailey’s with the Garden Bloggers Fling and it is a wonderful place. Have a great time. I’ll be waiting to hear more.

Alan Grossberg September 29, 2017, 6:35 am

Hi…
I doubt they’d give you a real objective opinion, but I’d love to know what Bailey thinks of the complaints about ‘Endless Summer’s underwhelming flowering in northern gardens.