Category Archives: Mo’ plants, mo’ problems

News flash: it was cold last night, bitches!

Fitchburg, Mass. — A vibrant bed of innocent, unsuspecting coleus was destroyed last night, as the region’s first truly low temperatures wreaked havoc on summer annuals misfortunate enough to be outside. Friday’s overnight low was forecasted to dip to 28 … Continue reading

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Weeeee are not amused: does neglecting royal roses = vandalism?

Apparently HRH The Prince of Wales’ divine powers do not extend to granting eternal beauty to royal roses. Witness the demise of this once-prestigious rose garden in Dundee, Scotland, which contained “Peacekeeper Roses” planted by (pretty sure that’s a very … Continue reading

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Give peas a chance

And in the categories of World Gone Mad/Public Officials Who Apparently Don’t Have Any Real Problems to Solve, comes this crazy garden story of a Canadian couple whose awesome kitchen garden is in VIOLATION of town codes. The Huff Post … Continue reading

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Good intentions = road to hell

Well, I’m up to my old tricks again. Plantkiller… yep. That’s still me. So… the above is one of my formerly beautiful sweet potato vines that I lovingly brought inside a few months ago. It was the prettiest of the … Continue reading

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Poison shmoison

Poison, reveal thyself! In an interesting and joyous turn of events, I have now become convinced the above is definitely NOT Poison Ivy. So soothing. A huge relief. I was not enjoying contemplating the seven-years-of-poisonous-oily-soil-scenario and wondering how the hell … Continue reading

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Bacterial blight

Poor little Coneflowers looking pretty jacked up. I planted two of them a few weeks ago in my Happy Bed, but now one of them has some sort of rotting brown/yellow sadness on its leaves. Also, some leaves look pretty … Continue reading

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Labor Day, fer real

I started out the holler-day weekend right with a full day of yard work… today? Yesterday? (I guess it’s the wee hours of Sunday now, so we’ll just say Saturday.) I felt like I had not been out there for … Continue reading

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