Re: [gardeners] planting time in New England (
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 06:54:30 -0500

At 01:18 AM 09-03-99 -0500, you wrote:
>No, Margaret, Jimmie did not get a chance to shovel. He went
>to bed at 2:00am, got up at 5:30am, saw the snow in the 
>driveway but somehow he preferred at that hour to work on the
>computer instead of jumping into his cloz and rushing out to
>shovel the snow before it melted....  Unfortunately, he went
>back to bed at 7:30am, and by the time he awoke, it was still
>on the lawn and shrubs, but gone from the driveway. I've seen
>that man go out into the street in front of our house and shovel,
>just to get a feel of the good white stuff!  Poor fellow -- all his
>kids get snowbound, and he's left standing on the stoop, 
>leaning on his shovel and remembering better years.
>Yes indeed, I am just about as unhappy with the conditions in my
>garden as you are. Frustrated, of course. I have quite a bit of
>replacement to take care of this spring, after last summer's too
>wet spring and subsequent summer lack of rain. It's bitter cold
>outside once again, with no snow cover to protect anything. 
>Scares me... 
>It sems to me that some of our corespondents in Canada have
>these conditions every winter, namely no snow plus high winds,
>and yet their gardens survive extremely long, freezing temps.
>Is it a matter of knowing what to plant..?  

sort of: bulbs, hardy roses, reseeding biennials/annuals, high-class weeds.
 We also bank, cover with burlap the tops of things like shrubs, put leaves
all over the whole garden.  Mostly we just put up with re-planting.  We get
good snowcover most of the time - last few years have been peculiar, so
it's not a re-planting session every spring.  Lucinda
>Penny, NY zone 6 -- so they say...
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