With the ability to move 700 pounds of dirt an hour, the groundhog builds an impressive underground home that reaches 10 – 60 feet in length and may be three layers. Just like your house, the tunnels contain numerous chambers or rooms for sleeping, eating and bathroom facilities. Two to five entrances allow easy access and escape from predators.
I admit to being a seed catalog glutton. And while websites are wonderful and paper free I find guilty pleasure, sitting in my rocker by the wood stove in January devouring the pages. There are many wonderful seed companies. But all those beautiful pictures, skillfully written descriptions and array of terms can be very confusing.
Planning is the most important and often most overlooked aspect of gardening. Foundations are just as important in gardens as they are in houses. An architect does not just start building. They must gather ideas, put it on graph paper and then examine how they will implement their design. Like the architect, a gardener who plans will have a more successful and fulfilling creation!