GreenPrints #063, Autumn 2005



“Smell the Roses”, Beverley Nichols’s “First Garden”, “Nora’s Fears”, the Thanksgiving Potato fiasco, “Squirrels and Apricots”, raking, childbirth and gardening … and more!



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

Smell the Roses
Teaching my son to at least see them.

No Fruit, Please!
When the garden gets carried away with itself.

Nora’s Fears
All she wanted was a healthy baby.

First Garden
Enchanting words From Beverley Nichols’s 1932 classic, Down the Garden Path.

Squirrels and Apricots
Try fox urine? Well …

Hurricane Gardening
Remember Charley? Frances? Ivan? This gardener does—only too well.

Field of Green
Mike McGrath’s struggles with lawn grass.

Thanksgiving Potatoes
This gem about a fumbling gardener trying to prepare holiday potatoes for 16 people is one of the funniest pieces we’ve ever run!

The Little Gentleman in Velvet
Moles can overthrow a king—just not your garden.

Rosemary Is For Remembrance
Trying, one last time, to reach Mom.

To Rake
Lessons from the tool of the season.

The Return of Gomer
A Sherlock Jones garden mystery.

Yellow Quinces
This beautiful story about the connection between giving birth and gardening is one of the most thoughtful answers we’ve ever published to the question of why people garden.

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