Taking Root: A Garden Blog

Bright biennial pansies can give months of enjoyment during cool weather before the abundance of warm weather annuals are marketed for the garden. Even if you do not have room to add pansies to your garden, a pansy wreath can make a colourful addition to your door or table top.

On this first day of spring a cold wind blows through the garden and snow flurries hold onto a season best forgotten.  And still the Snowdrop and the Hellebore push forth to defy the cold.

“Onion snow” is one of those Pennsylvania Dutch phrases my grandfather used to describe a late snow, after the first day of spring. Like today, March 25th, the onion snow came just about the time for him to plant onions. In his case, he planted onion sets bought at our local farm bureau.

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