GreenPrints #055, Autumn 2003


“Ow, My Back!”, “My Garden Within”, “The Ten Laws of Gardening”, “Tree Time”, “Hijacked by a Hoe?”, “Gardening with Nicole” … and much more!



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

The Doves of Dewey Street
How can they work so hard?

“Ow, My Back!”
Why did I ever try to move that spruce?

Hijacked by a Hoe?
OK, I should have known better. Much better.

An 81-year-old woman waits for her first apple to ripen.

My Mind, My Garden
The similarities are downright frightening.

Like a Deer with Head Lice
Mike McGrath battles—No!—deer.

Gardening with Nicole
She’ll be missed.

Sherlock Jones and the Murder of Crows
A garden mystery story.

My Garden Within
The place where anything was possible.

Be Here at Noon
A truly beautiful poem about gardening and 9/11.

The “rinds” of trees are good for many things.

The Ten Laws of Gardening
1. The best way to ensure rain is to give the garden a good soaking.

The Last Leaf
A tale of illness, a plant, and sacrifice by the American short-story master, O. Henry.

Tree Time
Plant trees and you’re in for the long haul.

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