* Thinking seeds? We are. In fact, a week ago, we planted some Cosmos Bipinnatus and, gosh - they're three feet high already! Just kidding. But they are bolting out of the starting gate. Almost time for a new pot.
For great seed journalism, take a peek at Cheryl Dorschner's article Seed purveyors: A regional sampler from New England. Good stuff.
*VERMONT NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION AWARDS
As of this posting, the Burlington Free Press is the only media venue we've seen which covered the first annual industry awards (2-10-2010) from Green Works. Winners include Landshapes, Treeworks and Middlebury College, among others. See the article here.
*Isn't this light purple rose beautiful? I found a few of these at a flower shop in Essex.
*Stumbled on an article by Henry Homeyer listing all the spring garden shows in the northeast. Yeehaw! What a find. it's an index and description of displays from Norwich to Philly.
This is the first comprehensive roster of 2010 show information that we've seen anywhere.
Also, Mr Homeyer shares the wording from a funny bumper sticker he's seen in the past.
One can catch all of this and more on the darn good website Gardening-Guy.com, including old New York Times articles. Enjoy.
* NORTH HILL BOYS IN CONNECTICUT
Yup, they're in the news again. The team of Eck and Winterrowd gave a presentation to a standing- room- only crowd at the Connecticut Hort Society. Hartford Courant has the story.
* THE MEDITATIVE GARDENER
Vermont author and Master Gardener Cheryl Wilfong presents a book combining the worlds of meditation and gardening. Publishers Weekly writeup.
* BLOG OF THE MONTH
Our blog of the month is Cold Climate Gardening, a tidy, busy, fun blog out of upstate New York. Read their latest and enjoy.
* FIVE REASONS TO PLANT HERBAL GROUNDCOVERS
Sent to us by the Herbal Companion.
* *GARDENER'S SUPPLY ANNOUNCES WINTER SEMINARS
Seminars run from Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010. There are 13 of them, with presenters ranging from author/square foot gardener/engineer/TV personality Mel Bartholomew (well worth the twenty bucks!) to local expert Charlie Nardozzi ( well worth the ten bucks!).
* *INTERESTED IN BATS?
South Burlington "bat advocate", or "bat-vocate" Barry Genzlinger will talk about White Nose Disease.
UVM Hort Farm - Feb. 6 - 10am-noon