How it really is

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The author of Sunny Side Studio knows how to translate gardenspeak. Here’s a sampling of the wisdom to be found in his most recent post:

Wild life garden – an area that has been completely neglected.

Bog garden – a badly drained area that it is impossible to cultivate in any way.

Wild flower meadow – a lawn that is overrun by buttercup and badly needs mowing.

You’ll have to go to his blog to read the rest. This man knows whereof he speaks.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Chan S. July 18, 2004, 10:47 pm

Very, very quirky and funny! I think it’s a testament to his talents that I find him so entertaining to read even though I suspect that I would not be pulling the same lever as he would in the polling booth.

bill July 18, 2004, 5:13 pm

I love the way he uses garden examples to comment on politics. It’s something I would love to do but I am afraid i am not clever enough.