Gardeners Treasure Winter Garden Seed Catalogs

Lindsey Webb reminisces about garden's past and the promise of winter garden seed catalogs arrival.

| December 2001/January 2002

  • Gardeners wait for their winter seed catalogs and dream of the new garden.
    Gardeners wait for their winter seed catalogs and dream of the new garden.

  • Gardeners wait for their winter seed catalogs and dream of the new garden.

The author talks about the promise of winter garden seed catalogs.

Winter garden seed catalogs aren't just an order sheet, they're a connection to fond memories of gardens before.

The Wyoming wind has been scouring us for three days. The temperature is dropping and enormous granite-boulder clouds are building up behind the mountain. It's going to snow. It's going to snow a lot. But here I am, snuggled in with a favorite, well-worn quilt and a mug of chamomile tea. Inside, all toasty warm, and reading.

Not a gripping whodunit nor a deep philosophical tome. No Gothic bodice-ripper; no glossy, coffee-table photography. Not even the latest from Oprah's Book Club.

I am engrossed in printed matter that offers a warm, green-and-gold ray of hope on a cold, blustery, inhospitable day. I am reading a seed catalog.

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