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September Frolic in a Southern Garden

It’s playtime in our garden in September. Happy recess between hot and cold seasons. Plants are putting a finish on blooms and berries. Bees and butterflies follow the sun, attend progressive end-of-the-season nectar parties. Birds buzz, chirp, chip, while they … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Garden

By the time August arrives here in the south the fresh-faced blooms of early summer are gone. Hydrangea blossoms begin to look like old lace and daylily scapes turn to disposable, dried-up stalks (unless a gardener refuses to deprive dragonflies … Continue reading

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(Edible) Food Does not Grow in Refrigerators

Or, Are You Sure that Tomato You are eating is Organic? Part I:  The Fridge and the Market I stand in awe of my sister’s refrigerator. It’s a Sears Kenmore, 14 cubic feet. Once I asked her how old it … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Wish List

Vines romp Rabbits chomp I wish rabbits Would adopt habits Of dining on vinings. Slugs chew Slimy glue! I wish slugs Would eat bugs Instead of fancying plantings. Moles tunnel Lumpy chunnels I wish moles Disliked holes And would vacate … Continue reading

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Daylily Amnesia

Wasn’t the daylily bloom spectacular this spring? Daylilies danced all over the garden. Some we greeted joyfully as old friends come back for a visit. Some we welcomed as prodigals gone awol for a time. Others were, what can I … Continue reading

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Flip Flop Spring

A Chronicle in Three Parts Part I: April Flowers The saying goes: April Showers Bring May Flowers. It didn’t happen quite that way this year. One fine April day, Bob went round the garden taking pictures—of flowers, not showers. You’ll … Continue reading

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Plight of a Pickle Pail

I’m just a lowly pickle pail done-in Ain’t never had no steady kissin’ kin I toil so hard In your weedy yard Oh what I’d give for a swig of gin. Today you see a pickle pail hard workin’ But … Continue reading

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