Spring 2013!Gardening activities still suspended!
Last year the mean temperature for April 14th was 59.9 degrees. The previous day we ventured to New Ulm, Minnesota to sell plants and bulbs, a spring storm produced a tornado and many funnel clouds. We sold lily bulbs to the public, they could immediately plant their treasures. Today April 14th the temp hovers around 32 degrees and I just came in from shoveling a couple inches of snow and sleet from the driveway!The first day of spring we shoveled snow from a major storm the previous day! Where is spring?
|This stoic has had enough winter!|
My wife and I sell plants and lily bulbs at master gardener plant fairs and spring craft shows. The profits allow us to buy exotic seeds and plants, for example, last year I purchased a number of Trollius species and hybrids from around the country.
|We share our gardening love and knowledge with the public.|
In a few weeks, April 27th, I speak to the Minnesota Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) on dwarf iris. http://www.mn-nargs.org.
|Enough winter interest!|
Hopefully perennials will have risen their heads out of the ground!