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Green Explosion

Mid-July, 2011 Smith gives me joy right now.  Plants explode from its surface for many reasons.  We’ve had a few good soaking rains over the last days, always excellent.  One good rain is better than two or three manual waterings.  … Continue reading

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Smith, Jones, The Lorelei: A Midsummer Night’s Status Report – Part 2

A Midsummer Night’s Status Report – Part 1 I continue the roll call of how my gardens are doing. Sunflowers – I planted a border of a one – two foot high variety on two sides of Smith. It is … Continue reading

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I Could Have Stolen a Begonia

I could have stolen a begonia today, ‘Twas right before my eyes Sitting unwatched on the back of a truck It would have been quite a nice prize. Gardeners planting dozens of others, Working in far yonder bed, Planting the tender young blossoming things With flowers … Continue reading

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Garden: A Love Story – Introduction

A Surgery Planted the Seed Thank goodness for my mother’s back surgery.  No, not really.  I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.  Nevertheless, it was her operation that first opened the door to me, at age 15, to the world of the garden.  Though mom’s surgery was successful … Continue reading

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Checking on the Kids

Me: Honey, I dropped by the kids’ dorm to see how they’re doing. My Wife: Well, at least they had one week on their own without daddy fussing over them.  Honestly, you need to give them a little space. Me: … Continue reading

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