the off season

Diane Whitehead
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 18:43:27 PST
>I think you need a couple of feet of snow once and a while and that 
>would give you some down time to catch up on all those things....

You're right, Arnold.  Our winter has one advantage over our summers, 
though.  We have to water only in the greenhouse.  The plants outside 
are taken care of naturally. (usually)

There is a young nursery owner from New Brunswick, on the East coast 
of Canada who is spending the winter here on the West coast.  His 
nursery is under about a metre of snow all winter, so he spends from 
November to April travelling each year.  He has gone nursery-hopping 
throughout Europe and Japan.  He is so envious of our year-round 
gardening that he is negotiating the purchase of a few acres near 
Vancouver so he can move his nursery to it.  He's in his twenties and 
full of energy.  All of us mature gardeners are saying maybe he might 
regret moving.  We think he'll miss the travel.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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