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Growing on the High Plains: Seed Catalogs

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Every year's end marks the beginning of planning season for gardeners that enjoy making cold winters a study in preparation for the Spring planting to come. I'm no exception, and today's Growing on the High Plains will let you in on a little tradition I have as the calendar flips from one year to the next. Perusing the impressive variety of seed catalogs offers a spark of excitement of what's to come. What strange fruits might make the cut in the coming year's garden? How will I honor the  memories of gardens past  as I plot the layout for Spring? However you normally enjoy your colder season, I highly recommend flipping through the pages of some of these treasures to cap off one heck of a year. Get inspired to try your hand at something new. From all of us at HPPR, here's to a very happy, hopeful New Year to each of you. Thank you for supporting this station throughout 2020, and we look forward to sharing more about gardening in 2021. HAPPY NEW YEAR, HIGH PLAINS!

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.