THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT IS OPEN (or if you prefer to rave rather than rant, please do so). We haven’t had a good tell-all in eons. So why now? Fall starts Wednesday at 11:09 PM EDT, so what better moment to answer this one: How’d your garden grow this spring and summer? Was it “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” or “Days of Heaven,” or (so sorry if you answer yes to this last possibility) “Paradise Lost”? My story:
That about sums up how I feel about the so-called gardening season of 2010. No rain. Believe me, you don’t want to hear me say much more, as it gets ugly fast.
The only good parts: few fungal diseases and lots of frogs (who stayed here with me by the little backyard pools in even larger-then-normal armies–as groups of frogs are called–since there wasn’t much moisture in the vicinity otherwise). Lots of acorns (above) and such wildlife bounty on certain other fruiting trees and shrubs (crabapples, apples) but on the other hand, little on my hollies (aborted from drought when half-ripe). Like I said, I had better not get wound up here.
You? Got a complaint, a dream-come-true, or something in between to share?
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