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Gardening
selling gardens :: Imaginary Keith

If you invite me over to talk about your garden—like the way it sweeps around a half-buried stone, or how a small splash of Siberian iris will somehow soften the transition of an envisioned path, in spite of their seemingly razor-sharp leaves and menacingly dark black throats, or the way the corsican mint will creep between the stones and bricks, and the crush of you just walking across this now vacant space will fill your nostrils with sweet mint air—be prepared for the begging tug of your dream dragging you out of the yard and through your house, searching for the checkbook.

    TAGS:  scent, gardening, iris, mint


more on figs :: 'mouse

While standing some 25 feet up on the ladder, ‘Mouse mused on the large gap in his horticultural knowledge which had become obvious about three years after buying a couple tiny little fig starts that look exactly like little grapevine starts and planting them along his back fence where he thought it would be nice to have a couple intertwined black and white fig vines.

    TAGS:  figs, gardening


I’m thinking about ripping out the front lawn and planting purple cabbages every foot or so in rows, mulched in bright shiny white quartz rocks.

    TAGS:  colourful, gardening, cabbages


Those Apes! :: Jo

First they made fun of my lawn, then they started chopping at it; next thing you know they’ll start flinging it around and giggling.

    TAGS:  gardening, landscaping


There was no actual war, not in the tradtional sense, but this didn’t stop the Wartime Gardener from keeping his head down, his shoulders hunched against the ponderous weight of daily life.

    TAGS:  war, daily life, gardening, The Wartime Gardener, hunched, ponderous weight


 

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