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:
And from a pro gardener and Master Gardener volunteer:
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?