The Season of Lists and Callow Hopefulness

by Katharine S. White

For gardeners,
this is the season of lists and callow hopefulness; 
hundreds of thousands of bewitched readers
are poring over their catalogs,
making lists . . . ,
and dreaming their dreams.







Today’s Unearthed Words are all about seed catalogs. 
If you are a new gardener, welcome to the joy of curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a notebook, and a seed catalog. If you’re a veteran gardener, you got this down. In either case, you’ll enjoy these verses and poems on a gardener’s favorite Winter activity: going through seed catalogs.

As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
The Season of Lists and Callow Hopefulness

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