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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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A Gardener’s Weather

It’s the middle of March and they are bickering in the heavens again. Move out, you Old Goat, you’re done, finished. Old goat, eh! I’ll show you. Want a blast of wind chill? And some crusty barbs of ice? You—you—you … Continue reading

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Special For Camellia Lovers

Only camellia lovers can understand how a Gang of Eight could capture our hearts so completely that we created a special place for them in our garden twenty-five years ago. Then, capitalizing on our soft spots, they managed to wheedle … 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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The Weather Outside Can Be Frightful

January’s winter storm was a piker compared with past whoppers. Barely two inches of snow fell, but a long winter’s night of sleet managed to pull it all together and put on a good show. Cold weather and slick roads … Continue reading

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A Small Tribute to a Silent Partner

Well, shame on us. All these years we have taken Ranger for granted. We never even took a picture of him – I mean one of those posed portraits, like gardeners do with special daylilies, or camellias, or roses. Except … Continue reading

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How I Got to See the U.S. Botanic Garden

If you are in Washington DC during the holiday season, spend some time at the U.S. Botanic Garden I had no intention of visiting the garden or even its conservatory during blustery November days when dry leaves were flying and … Continue reading

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