One shot, two misses!
Can't ever keep a good gardener down
In a recent email update to those who've supported our website
work, we signed off with, "Hoping you're enjoying a winter
respite!" Two quick replies told us this was a big miss!
First, from someone just checking in to his Southland winter
quarters after closing his northern garden:
In the last two weeks having generated about 5 cu yards of
pruning yard waste and moving 3 pallets of mulch it doesn't seem
that winter respite is a term I can associate with right now. Thank
God for the Fiskars pro model pole pruner! - D. -
And from a pro gardener and Master Gardener volunteer:
I've learned very quickly that 'winter' is really not a down
time at all for gardeners! I never realized how much stuff you had
to do when you couldn't work the soil. Great time for pruning,
plucking, and planning! AND
cleaning and sharpening! Thank you both for teaching me... -
So here's to all that gardening energy, pent up in the
North -- spend it wisely!
Does the gardener's focus and energy turn to this in
December? (Top: Gingerbread extravaganza from Cleveland Botanical Garden
winter show. Here: Snowpeople by P.P. in Farmington Hills,
Michigan.) Is it the stifled Northern gardener syndrome?