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Laidback Gardener Tip of the Day

A Fridge for your Plants

décembre 21Every good gardener needs his/her own refrigerator. It is the ideal location for giving seedlings that cold treatment (vernalization) that so many need and for forcing bulbs (tulips, hyacinths, crocus, etc.). It is also perfect for storing seed packets from one year to the next as they will remain viable much longer when they are kept cool. You can even keep your own personal stock of beer there… if there is still enough room!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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