The spring catalog arrived today. The gardener's wish book that rivals any sears christmas catalog ever published...
I will look at it, and drool, and then look at the prices and gasp.
I will fill out a pretend order form adding everything that takes my eye. I might even go so far to put it in the envelope.
Then at last remember that WFF, based in Connecticut, is zone 5. They insist we are too. That means plants ordered for spring usually arrive in a late April ice storm, or during a period when the ground is frozen so solidly a jack hammer couldnt penetrate it. Fall plantings arrive long after the ground is, you guessed it, frozen. Usually under the snow.
I write, I call, I email them, reninding them that we are indeed zone 4. oh, they say we'll change that right away. Annnnd the plants arrive firmly on the 14th of November. Just after the fifteenth hard frost. And the label says, "Zone 5". sigh.