GreenPrints #053, Spring 2003


“A Congregation of Flowers”, “Turf War”, “Beside Therapy”, “The First Columbine”, “My Last Catalog”, “Funny Aunt Minnie”, “The Human Bumblebee” … and much more!



This back issue of The Weeder’s Digest includes the following gardening stories and tales:

A Congregation of Flowers
Come—meet the members!

Turf Wars
The wife wins!

Water Lily Sly
A wily son and a sneaky plant.

Bedside Therapy
Need a good weeding session?

My Last Catalog
I’m pitching them all out, starting …

The First Columbine
An Iroquois legend. From the book Blossom Tales.

Walking with Caroline
Need a little motivation to get back into your garden?

Scents of Spring
Despite human efforts, the best perfumes don’t come in a bottle.

The Depot Kids
A chance to bloom—that’s what they really needed.

Green Bean Beaning
Mike McGrath has another misadventure that started well (grin)

For John
A Chronic Alcoholic, a psychiatric nurse—and a garden.

Mr Hurlbert’s Protege
I learned a lot at my piano lessons—just not about the piano.

Funny Aunt Minnie
And her funny, surprisingly practical, garden.

The Human Bumblebee
Do plants make us grow them? By Michael Pollan.

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