“We are accustomed to consider Winter the grave of the year, but it is not so in reality. Winter is pause in music, but during the pause the musicians are privately tuning their strings, to prepare for the coming outburst. Underground, beneath snow and frost, next spring and summer are secretly getting ready. In Nature there is no such thing as paralysis. Each thing flows into the other, as movement into movement in graceful dances.”

~Alexander Smith (Scottish poet and essayist; 1829-1867)

What spring or summer garden plans are you turning over in your mind during the winter pause? We’d love to hear from you and help you “prepare for the coming outburst” now: 717-653-1273.

Shared by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife