“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
― Audrey Hepburn
Cool for Canada
Perhaps the biggest secret that many long-time growers know that can save a newbie time and effort is the hardy annual. These Cool for Canada hardy annuals are varieties that can withstand some cold, and some who even thrive on it. Planting therefore can be moved from spring back to this autumn. With this technique you can enjoy flowers like Bells of Ireland, Snapdragons, Nigella and Rudbeckia earlier in the spring. Like weeks earlier than if they were started indoors even. The trick is knowing which annuals are likely to thrive overwinter in your environment after becoming established this fall.
"I like gardening ~ it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself" — Alice Sebold
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt" - Margaret Atwood