John Stanton stacking bags of his famous composted horse manure


After he carried it up the hill, he stacked it neatly by the vegetable garden

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.

Speaking of extreme environments, garden-making in Greenland is said by gardeners there to require tamaviaartumik, Greenlandic for passion, ambition, and commitment.

~Constance Casey in “It’s the Pits” in Slate, 18 April 2008

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