A quick snippet for a cold, January morning – there is no doubt we are immersed in the big chill. As most hibernate to the recliner, perusing a high-quality garden book or magazine next to the fire is a plant geek’s winter delight. There are many books; Annie’s recommendation is reviewing the latest literature on winter gardens. ‘Wonders of the Winter Landscape -Shrubs and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Gardens’ by Vincent A. Simeone is worth a look. This author is also speaking at the upcoming Cape Cod Horticultural Conference on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Last year’s conference included Bill Cullina and Alan Armitage. They entertained and provided extensive knowledge and ideas to the many master gardeners in the audience.
Plan your calendar and attend a few of the many classes and lectures in your surrounding area. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn and rub elbows with those that share a common passion. Contact the Cape Cod Extension for more information on this year’s conference at http://www.capecodextension.org/doc.php?17 or by calling (508) 375-6690. Another great resource for finding out about the latest garden events and lectures in the Boston area is to visit Bostongardens.com, where Hilda does an excellent job listing what is happening in the gardening world.
As you are curled up on the recliner, reading and planning your winter garden, remember Albert Camus’s inspirational thought of the day. "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
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