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1994/95 Gardening Catalog Cover   1994/95 Gardening Customer Letter
 
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Dear Customer,

Gardening is not one of those activities that gives immediate gratification; it takes a while before you see any return on time invested. It is possible to create an instant flower garden by purchasing mature plants and setting them out, but that is transplanting, not gardening. There is even an argument that annuals generally have hard, monochromatic colours, whereas biennials and perennials tend to softer, more delicate shades with greater colour variation in a single bloom. All this promotes the long view, the more deliberate approach to gardening.

But Canadian weather isn't completely compatible with the contemplative approach. You have to be ready to pounce when the ground thaws. Stately and graceful is nice, but fast growing and hardy is mandatory. If you can combine the former with the latter, fine, but keep an eye on frost dates.

Canada has much to commend it, but there are easier places to grow roses.

Yours sincerely,

Leonard G. Lee
President

 
 


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