The Joy of Seed Catalogues

Someone – maybe in a seed catalogue – said that gardens are a belief in the future. Well, so are seed catalogues. I have been sitting in the same chair for what feels like months now and it has been pretty gloomy. Even walking on cold, drizzly and overcast days has not done enough to lift my rear end out of that seat. I even tried the polar bear swim on New Year’s Day. It was invigorating but didn’t look like a long term plan. I don’t think I can talk anyone into joining me until the ice has melted.

But gardens! I can look at seed catalogues and gardening websites for hours and think about how to make my postage stamp garden and flat roof into a whole farm. Well, not really. Even though I can buy seed to grow a 500 lb. pumpkin, I don’t think I will. Now arugula is another story. So are every sort of flower and vine that grow in my heat zone. I may even send to the Netherlands for lisianthus seeds – even though I likely don’t have enough sun to grow the beautiful blooms. As someone once said, “Which plants do gardeners want?” “ALL OF THEM!” “Where will we put them?” “WE HAVE NO IDEA!”

2 Replies to “The Joy of Seed Catalogues”

  1. Linda, I didn’t know you loved gardening. I’m taking more interest to and will spend some time planning this winter. If you haven’t watched The Gardener, a TVO documentary, you must, I think you’d love it! It’s set in Charlevoix and the gardener had oodles of space, time and money to develop his unique garden!

  2. Linda, I didn’t know you loved gardening! I’m taking more interest and will spend some time planning this winter. If you haven’t watched The Gardener, a TVO documentary, you must, I think you’d love it! It’s set in Charlevoix and the gardener had oodles of space, time and money to develop his unique garden!

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