Re: [hostapix] Sharing Spring...savoring winter
beautiful, how I envy you! N.
To those of us that are
chompin at the bit for spring to arrive, I thought I'd share some thoughts I
heard at the local rock garden meeting today that might make you all feel
better. Our speaker was Dr. Harlan Finney, better known as Bud. He's
a retired professor of soil science at the U of M who said he's just a farm
boy from Ohio. He's lived up here in Minnesota for most of his adult life
(or something close to that). He claims that our area is
the BEST place to garden in the country!
Why??? Here are some of
the reasons he gave (this is the part that will cheer you
We have 5 months off from
to sit back
and contemplate what we liked and didn't like about the last season,
and have time to plan for the next season. On top of that, being at the
45th parallel, when summer does arrive we have wonderful long days to enjoy
it. Top that off with the fertile soils of the
Now, doesn't that help you
all feel better???
Bud said something else
interesting. He said there is no such thing as poor soil, but only poor
Keep sending those pix of
spring Lu! While I'm rushing to finish up my winter projects before the
rush of spring gets here, it's goooood medicine for my soul to see what's coming
our way.....some day!
White Bear Lake,
zone 4a (with temps in
the single digits...either above or below