Tag Archives: horticulture

Surprise pumpkin patch

All this time, we had our minds set on melons, but look what’s matured, a pumpkin! Linus from Peanuts would be proud of our patch!

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Wrinkly corn whorl

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Cherry-bombing aphids with ladybugs

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Our cat stalks the stalks

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Gung-Ho Garden

As summer days progress, the garden gains ground, growing gung-ho greens along wheel ruts, all sprouts riding atop covered-wagon dirt mounds, dusting off  appetites in the lasting light.

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Watering the garden

Watering the garden This poem reminds me how much my Father has cultivated everything in my life, fostering growth deep down in my soul. His character and moral fiber have turned me into a strong man with a caring spirit. … Continue reading

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Eating electric lettuce

My eyes roll down beside my feet like two golfballs brushing against neon greens, electric chlorophyll static shocking cones of my retinas, stunned silly seeing Spots run, I bend over, fingers shoveling salad foodstuffs like a trespass Peter Rabbit, lettuce … Continue reading

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Ripe comeuppance

Tomato vines upturn their naked leaves, angling light green towards taller trees as if silently  saying size is insignificant. Indubitably, summer grows red kahunas, ripe with comeuppance.

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Manifold melon grove

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Plant Pissing Match of the 21st Century

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Tomatoes tied to towering trellises, limiting wind thrashing, scaffolded leaves sprayed with egg-based protein to guard against rabid deer teeth gnashing, planted vegetable heads all around, some above, others tubers below ground, lettuce, broccoli,…

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