A snowy morning in upstate New York.
It's time for some seed daydreaming.
One of the catalogs we ordered was called Seeds from Italy
It advertises itself as "Heirloom Italian Garden Seeds" and, since my husband's ethnic background is Italian, we thought it would be interesting to see what an Italian seed catalog contained.
Like capers. ("cappero")
Or a zucchini bred to produce mostly flowers.
Or parsley root, a parsley that produces a root that is also edible. (It is not the same thing as parsnips). Years ago, I grew parsley root. A supermarket here sells it seasonally in November and December.
This is the fun part of gardening - the dreaming, and the ordering. I don't know if we will order any of these Italian seeds, but their Italian soaps are interesting, too.
The hard part of gardening is yet to come. With the ground frozen, there is still plenty of time to dream.
Do you garden?