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This goes into the iron box with the fork. I’m done.


I have been thinking that 17 per cent lung capacity (2010, gift of second-hand smoke) cannot cash the checks 67 per cent (2009, gift of glaucoma medication, invested all my money in a large┬áhouse and garden) wrote. It’s not true. I have my Safco collapsible hand truck at hand, and moved 300 lbs. worth of planters in under 10 minutes.

Yeah, it’s a buzz saw. I walked into it. Because I am immune, invisible, and bullet-proof.

I’m done. Moving into Forgiveness 401, which is this.

One of the fruits of sitting in the garden crocheting is you realize that solutions to your practical problems, as well as happiness and heaven, are at hand.

The rosa glauca, having moved on from lovely blossom, concatenates hips, while I concatenate lace.

I have been dreaming of Dean Riddle’s garden, and having runner beans on bamboo tripods, for at least 10 years. Last year I planted them along the 120-degree Muralla del Muerto and they were toast.

I planted them in a better place this year.

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore– And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

— Langston Hughes

It might could grow in the desert. Where it is planted.

Penstemon palmeri.

Honey badger did. Honey badger don’t care.

And so did

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey rock spirea

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey pink penstemon

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey sore-eye poppy

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey creeping Jenny

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey licorice mint

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey zebra grass

Who Survived the Winter?
Honey rosa glauca

Our seedlings are started:
Seedlings in Jiffy Starter

And hardening off to go out and play:
Hardening Off Seedlings

This year’s garden problem shall be what goes in the planters?

Who Survived the Winter?
To the left and right of the picture window. Honey bird of paradise bush also survived the winter.

Right now I’m thinking of some classic aesthetic like this: one heaven, one middle earth, one cascade:

….except with chartreuse spikes, grassy sedgy blue middle earth, and orange cascades. All drought and shade tolerant, hah. Perhaps with hanging planters over the top.

I think it’s going to be chartreuse New Zealand flax (phormium Apricot Queen), blue hostas, Mexican thread grass and…red honeysuckle?

Sap's Rising!
You can call this resin from the Ponderosa pine and cut it down, as my neighbor did, so it wouldn’t mar her BMW, but I call it the gold at the end of the rainbow.

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