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Some Of The Unwritten Rules Of Gardening


Friday, May 04, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy May! Let us have some fun! The old saying goes that "April showers bring May flowers." Thereby this month with be dedicated to a variety of things to do with flowers (and/or gardens, and/or gardening). These may include, but not exclusive to, jokes, hints, notes of interest, quotes and if I can figure out how ... pictures. Perhaps it will "spark" some ideas.
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emoticonUnwritten rules of gardening ... by David Hobson
1-The best way to garden is to put on a wide brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.
2-Compost is best aged a little like a fine wine. I mean, would you prefer to drink a nice 97, or something that was made last Thursday.
3-When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
4-A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
5-Spring does not arrive until the ice is out of the compost heap.
6-Winter does not arrive until the ice is IN the compost. Until then, all bets are off.
7-Any self respecting rock will break at least one shovel before accepting its new home.
8-A good compost pile should get hot enough to poach an egg, but not so hot it would cook a lobster.
9-Gardening requires a lot of water most of it in the form of perspiration.
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AUTHORINNEWYORK 5/7/2012 8:43PM

  The Tips" 3-When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. " Was not written by the person who posted this article. In fact, more than 13 authors online have claimed to have written it. When the source of a phrase, quote, tip, and other unique piece of information is unknown it is standard to state: Author Unknown, or at least do not use it to simply fill up space. Please remove it or edit so the rightful author can have credit to their own idea. Thanks a Teacher in Ohio.

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OPALMOON 5/6/2012 1:34AM

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NASFKAB 5/4/2012 11:23PM

  great

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WILLOW49 5/4/2012 10:26PM

    Love it!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/4/2012 10:07PM

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LAMARY9 5/4/2012 9:55PM

    Smart lady :) I like this and will put some of it to work tomorrow. . . on my grandson! I'll bring him lemonade.

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