Category Archives: Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Petunias to mums: bring it!

As many of you know, I sustain a deep, primal hatred for mums. I know I have expressed myself fully on this fascinating topic, but I think it bears repeating, especially in light of the above photo. See, earlier this … Continue reading

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Salvation sunflower

These cheerful blooms are working hard to lend a little color and life to ugly Route 12 in Fitchburg. Growing strong against a guard rail on the side of the road outside the Salvation Army. They could use some saving. … Continue reading

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Please-release-me petunias

If this keeps up, I’m going to need a petunia-love category. But ahhhhh… witness this tenacious little vine, which managed to grow DOWN the (dark) inside wall of this fairly tall planter, OUT the bottom and into the road. Shooting … Continue reading

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Nettled?

Guess this might be a good time to ‘fess up to my biggest garden challenge. I’ve been saving this one… because it’s so MONSTROUS. And also a bit perplexing, along with annoying, sad and even painful. First, let’s stop to … Continue reading

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Suddenly susan

Look at these tenacious little lovelies, busting through the concrete cracks. Look like little Brown-eyed Susan to me, which I’ve been lusting after, of late. I love the chocolate brown and sunflower yellow combo… so, so 70s. Now gimme some … Continue reading

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Behold… petunia power

New category of things that fascinate me: plants you (okay… I) would struggle to grow flourishing in total chaos… growing out of cement… poking through leaves and rubble. Love. I found this little gem growing in the parking lot of … Continue reading

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