Category Archives: Garden Humor

Top Ten Secrets for Tidying Tree Trash after a Big Storm*

Caution: This is Not a How-To Manual (You have to figure that out for yourself) We don’t want to brag or anything, but with all the tropical storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, lightning strikes and hurricanes that have passed over us … Continue reading

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Hot August Daze

Spawns a Limerick Craze It’s five o’clock on a Friday in August At last, the mowers have quit for the day Silence invites Though we love noisy nights When crickets tune fiddles and play. It’s just past high noon on … Continue reading

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Right Plant Right Place

Or, The Great Garden Ponzi Scheme Hey, the Sad Sack Rack in the Big Box Garden Store had bunches of plants on sale today. Is that good news or bad news? Good, of course. But I only found one plant … Continue reading

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Spring Always Catches Me in My Pajamas

Is that you, Spring, Knocking at my Door. . .Already? Could you come back another day, give me a chance to comb my hair? Maybe set a spell, have a glass of tea. . .. Never fails, I spend the … Continue reading

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One Gardener’s Irreverent Take on Time-Honored Garden Art

Behind the Scenes of 19th Century Masterpieces Some background first. Public Parks, Private Gardens – Paris to Provence opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in March and will run to the end of July. It … Continue reading

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Whizz-bang Ideas for Garden Clean-up, a Self-Help Manual

You, too, Can Have That Sleek Magazine-Garden Look in Your Garden Visitors are coming and they like to garden and they want to see what new plants are growing in your garden. You haven’t been paying much attention lately, so … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Dictionary

Any discussion of gardens should focus on using correct terminology. This Gardeners’ Dictionary is presented as a handy guide for novice and seasoned gardeners alike with the hope that it will clarify currently used vocabulary. (Note 1: Since this is … 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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The Whiny Gardener

Caution: Viewer discretion advised. Pictures are not pretty. Every year it’s the same. I spend the month of February whining. Plants should be up and coming on February 1st. We’re in the south. It’s 40 degrees today! Spring should be … Continue reading

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