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About plantkiller

Paysha Rhone is a wife, mother, former-journalist-turned-PR-maven and bad mamajama killing plants in the Victorian splendor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Plant porn Phriday: titillating tuber

Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday… and almost summer too! Hooray for sun! Hooray for gardening! Hooray for plant porn! Big thanks to my cousin Nicole, who shares my endless amusement with saucy specimens, for this “Dicktater.” The punch line … Continue reading

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Wanted: plant thieves with “cojones the size of bowling balls”

So… it’s been awhile since I shared any botanical crime news. But this story out of East Hampton, N.Y., is kinda crazy. Both for what was stolen — 60 ostrich fern plants (sixty!) — and for the gardener’s reaction. Enraged … Continue reading

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Destiny’s kale

Meet the Beyonce of kale! I was wondering a month ago who was alive under all that snow… what gruesome green creature might emerge. And here we have it: Destiny’s kale. She’s a survivor! She’s not goin’ give up! I … Continue reading

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Winter, let loose your icy grip!

Happy Easter, shugs! I just found it funny that the snow in my yard has now melted almost everywhere EXCEPT the garden. The snow is like… you want in here? Too bad! I can’t wait to see if my “late-season” … Continue reading

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That’s why they call it window pain…

Yep, it really is over. I love how these once-hopeful plant markers now look like little headstones. Oh, New England. I love your beautiful winter grimness. Meant to post this a few weeks ago, when the first big snow hit … Continue reading

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A little re-leaf… please!

Ba da bump. Uggghhhh… guess what I did this weekend? Yep. This is just one of about six mammoth piles of leaves I raked up and carted to the “compost” pile. (Compost is in quotes because I just throw a … Continue reading

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It ain’t over til’ everything’s dead!

So, remember those seeds trays I was fussing with a few weeks ago? Well… some of them actually turned into plants, so I threw them into the big, poison-free garden patch. Kale, cabbage, carrots, beans, cucumber, onion, peas, beets, swiss … Continue reading

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