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  • Writer's pictureRobert Adams

Happy Faces

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

IT IS EARLY APRIL and the first greenhouse plants I purchased this spring were pansies.

They have those happy faces that announce warmer weather is coming and seem to send a message to hang in there for a couple more weeks. They beckoned me to prepare the first planter of the new gardening season so they can be part of the celebration.

Their genetic traits allow them to make it through cold nights. They usually show no frost damage if the temperatures stay above 27 degrees. My new ten-day forecast has overnight lows in the 40s and 30s, so things are looking quite promising. I will plant the pots at the clubhouse at Pinecroft Golf Course.

The course will be opening Friday, April 14th for the 2023 season. Hooray!

I’ve expressed for years that Pinecroft offers a wonderful “up-north” experience – a challenging golf course nicely shaped and created from its underlying hilly terrain with an abundance of fir trees that remain from an earlier life, and spectacular views of Crystal Lake. Enjoy the experience, the views, and the welcoming pansies as you play a round of golf.

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