Submitted by gsparrow on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:58
Panayoti Kelaidis

AS A WHOLE year of COVID-19 comes to a close, with several waves of this insidious disease cresting around the world, we gardeners are fortunate to have our flowery havens to nurture and support us. But the wonderful hubbub of monthly meetings has transmogrified into Zoom webinars where we catch glimpses of friends and neighbors in little boxes. A few chapters of NARGS have arranged for discrete garden tours with obligate masks and social distancing. The Rocky Mountain Chapter even staged a plant sale of sorts, where members pre-ordered on the web and picked their plants up at a lovely garden, where they could briefly exchange a few masked words with other members who came by at the same time. COVID-19 has reminded us that plant people mean as much to us as plants.