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Amanda's Garden Agenda

 Amanda's Garden 

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Seed Fever

Friday, January 11, 2013

 

Oh, I’m starting to get the virus. I can feel it… isn’t it time to plant yet? When I go to the grocery they have that demonic rack of seeds out. Do they do this to taunt the planters? I have a friend who is as tormented about this as me, and this time of year we have to go out and dig holes. Just with my trusty English trowel. Just to keep sane. Isn’t it time to plant yet?

Amanda Bennett

photo: Denis and Yulia Pogostins, www.123rf.com/profile_DLeonis

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Garbage

Friday, December 28, 2012

I moved into my house in 2005. Since then we have removed SEVENTEEN trees and shrubs, and still the yard is full of plants. I took out all the: arbor vitae, weed junipers, box yews, mulberries, Alberta spruce, diseased forsythia….

I still have 2 yews to go, a very nasty blue spruce, another forsythia and some euonymus. What was with this man? This house was built in the late 50’s so it wasn’t a mushroom like the tin-snip mansions they build today. Maybe he was a planter too… maybe he kept digging holes, and his wife made him put ugly things in them.

I don’t dislike all the above plants all the time, but it looked like a nuclear nursery here! And digging out yew taproots is something out of a Jules Verne novel.

Amanda Bennett

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