Beauty in the garden takes on a different form during cold months in my Connecticut gardens. As a short stroll on a frosty morning reveals, plants and shrubs that otherwise might go unnoticed take on a magical air when kissed by frost.
Horseradish is an easy to grow perennial root crop in my zone 6 gardens of south-central Connecticut – a plant-it-and-forget-it crop until autumn, when horseradish harvest time rolls around. It's a You Can Grow That! plant … so easy to grow that I'm often surprized more gardeners don't dedicate a sunny bed to it.
Mention white-tailed deer to a gardener living in deer-browse territory to hear moans, grumbles, and ruminations over how many bucks – in currency form – have been consumed by bucks – the creature form – and their relatives. I'm likely to be one of those grumbling. But as a firm believer in knowing ones enemy, I watched the online video, «The Private Life of Deer,» as presented by the Nature series on PBS. It's a video worth watching.