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Showing posts from January, 2011

In the Quietness of January

The snow has come again and for many of us life slows down and we enjoy the comforts of being indoors. Perhaps now we can relax after the busy holiday season, and/or catch up on some old project we had cast off for such a day. For many gardeners, winter is the time to plan for the growing season ahead, to go through our supplies of seeds, and seed catalogs, to get tempted with all sorts of new varieties or maybe we look back to the good ole tried and true. In the quietness of Winter, it is common to want a little reminder that Spring will come again, and lead us into the wonder of watching our garden grow. In January and early Febuary it is delightful to have a continuous supply of bulbs to force. We watch them begin their push toward warmth and light, then stretch and open to bloom and scent our cozy living spaces. Perhaps we've enjoyed the brilliant reds and dark greens from our poinsettia and red lion amaryllis, and now we're ready for something softer, lighter, more reflec