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The first sweet corn of the season, hot and buttered, is already in my sights as I shuffle through the seed packets, noting which crops I can sow now and hurry along for an early harvest. Traditionally, corn is not one of them. Usually direct-sown in the ground, it will grow fine in cool soil as low as 50 degrees. But here’s the problem: It won’t germinate happily until the soil is at least 65 degrees or better.
Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.
“If it was for 12 months, you’d go crazy,” said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.
One of the most bittersweet and charged moments for a parent is the day before a child leaves for a far-off college. On the eve of my daughter’s flight from the nest, I suggested a final trip together, an outing to a Colonial-era farmstead.