Monday, February 13, 2012
I can't remember who it was at Brooklyn Botanic that passed on the idea that studying plant catalogs was an excellent tool for learning. They're not all created equal, but the best ones often teach you much more about a plant and its needs or what the best propagation method is for a seed (direct sow or 6 weeks before last frost?) than just what the hottest color or cultivar currently is. (not that I don't appreciate that info too and the pretty pictures.)
I have a stack of catalogs I'm wandering through, planning gardens and meadows, dreams that will never happen. What are you gonna do? You dream anyway, you make a note and and turn the page.