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I never get tired….

In Minnesota, winter is on it’s way and now is the time to finish up last minute raking, gardening and seeding before the snow and the cold is upon us! I planted a few new plants this fall that I wanted to try in my home garden including; Lady slippers, Ben Lear Cranberry, and Pennsylvania Sedge. I anxiously await their awakening in the spring! Why don’t I ever get tired of this? Every year I can’t wait until the fall, when it is my turn to plant the gardens after a season of helping others plant theirs. I love fall plants with their other pigments revealed or even all brown and withered…yet the roots so vigorous and new, ready to take hold of the earth as the ground begins to freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw freeze and freeze and brrrrr freeze to the depths beyond any shovel or post hole digger. Then of course the wait, yes the wait, seemingly endless, until one day the snow begins to melt and the earth thaws and then warms up again, revealing buds a new….