New plant varieties to look forward to this year.
I have in my care two linen-bound tomes on the propagations of perennials. Both books, written decades ago, contain an elegance long missing from today’s books on gardening. The publishers of these books weren’t concerned about niche marketing; thus, there is no dumbing down. Not even close. In fact, reading these books is akin to a take-home course on botany, poetry and Greek mythology. They are charming in their sagacious adages( “Nothing without labour”)and nostalgic in their references (“yester-year” anyone?)
It’s hard to believe that it’s this time of year again – November. The leaves have fallen, Halloween has passed, and the holidays are in our reach. Wasn’t it just Canada Day? Weren’t we just starting to get our hands dirty in the soil, planting fresh begonias, callies, and petunias? Unfortunately, we can’t change the inevitable, and it’s time to clean up your garden for the winter. We’ve put together a list of things to take care of before the snow flies.