Who me, Rant?

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I try to be good, just like my mother raised me. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. A couple of days ago, The Wall Street Journal printed an article that really annoyed me. So I had myself a good rant. Only, I didn’t publish it here. I became a “guest ranter” at Garden Rant.

If you’ve never visited Garden Rant, it’s a blog written by three gardening women who carry on, clamor, cry, declaim, fume, harangue, pop off, rage, rail, rave, scold, sound off, and yes, rant–usually with good humor, but always with an important point:

Gardening MATTERS.

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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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jacqi roberts August 28, 2006, 10:17 am

The Hosta (20 year old at least) around the front of the house looked especially fine , with full flowering…. I have company coming for the Labor Day weekwnd so I felt pretty good. Guess what!! This morning went out to get the paper and one plant on each side was flattenened (raccoons,maybe)… Didnt you hear me screaming??