University of Vermont Extension
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Fall News Article


By Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
University of Vermont

There’s no need to put away your gardening tools, just because the winter winds are blowing. The 1999 North Country Garden Calendar provides plenty of gardening activities to do every day of the year.

The annual calendar is produced by Extension horticulturists in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire and features illustrated monthly gardening projects as well as a tip for each day. The 1999 calendars sell for $5 a piece (including postage) with discounts for orders of five or more.

By flipping through the calendar, you’ll learn how to select landscape plants that are salt tolerant, plants suitable for planting over a septic leach field, and perennials for difficult sites. Other activities showcase edible flowers, the origins of fruits, perennials for slopes and woodland gardens, hot peppers, and vines.

Daily tips provide reminders to order seeds early (January), prune fruit trees (March), thin onions (June), plant tulips (September), and care for holiday plants (December), for example. Or you might be encouraged to try gardening on the Internet (January) or to use unusual herbs in salads and soups (July).

In addition, you’ll find information on where to send soil and plant samples for analysis or order a horticulture publication. There’s even an order form for the 2000 North Country Garden Calendar!

The calendar is ideal for personal use or for gift giving this holiday season. To order, send $5 per calendar for one to four copies, $4 each for five or more copies. Postage is included in the price. Make your check payable to UVM and mail to Gardening Calendar, Plant and Soil Science Department, Hills Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 05405. Please include your name, address, and number of calendars ordered.

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