Can you believe that it’s November already? It seems like we were just starting spring and now we are getting the greenhouse heaters ready for fall. I hope you have had a great gardening season, despite the weather glitches that always seem to occur around the country. In late October, I was in Florida and got to see firsthand the destruction from four hurricanes. Our thoughts go out to those affected by these disasters.
It was good to see so many of you at our fall open house and at the GardenFair at Winterthur in Delaware. We could have done without the deluge of rain at both events, but there is always hope for next year. Speaking of next year, Winterthur and Horticulture Magazine have decided to repeat the GardenFair event for 2005, to be held on September 16 & 17, so we hope you will reserve this date on your calendar now. There are some great vendors at the event and is a chance to purchase some really cool plants.
It’s the time of year that we chain ourselves to the chair to begin writing the 2005 Spring Catalog. Our research is nearly complete, the main catalog descriptions are written, and the photos have been selected. November will be spent formatting and proofreading to get everything ready to go to the printer in December. In th meantime, we’ve propagated over 125 really exciting new plants that we can’t wait to tell you about through the pages of the 2005 catalog.
If you have taken time to look at our expedition log from our last trip to Holland and Belgium, we have now added photos. As time permits, we hope to add photos to many of the past logs as well: www.plantdelights.com
If you are looking for plant nerd things to do in November, check out the upcoming Hardy Citrus meeting. -tony