If you live within a day trip of Syracuse, NY, you might be interested in the Spring Gardening Seminar hosted by The Men’s Garden Club of Syracuse and Phoenix Flower Farm. Entitled “Going Native,” it’s being held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville, NY on April 1st. William Cullina, author of The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada and Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants is one of the speakers, and Donald Leopold, author of Native Plants of the Northeast : A Guide for Gardening & Conservation and Trees of New York State: Native and Naturalized is the other speaker. I’ve had a chance to browse their books before and I know they’re both quite knowledgable about this topic: I’m going! More information is here, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this event sells out, so don’t dawdle if you’re interested!
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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