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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Season of Slow

The conditions outside remind us that moving too fast can be treacherous. Whether walking, driving, or skidding your way to a destination, the best way to get there safely is with less speed and more patience. When it comes to our garden, much of what is situated in our landscape requires a resting period. Yet as humans, we tend to refuse the season of slow or our own period of dormancy. Most perennial plants, specifically those growing in our region, need a time of rest to stay healthy. As the plant world goes, everything is sound asleep. The tricky time for our region’s horticultural scene is March, April and the beginning of May, when the temperatures begin to transition and fluctuate. If things wake up too early and the temperatures plunge, there is a chance for serious damage. So we should take heed to an old proverb, “slow as molasses in January.” It’s the correct pace for the day.

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