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Monday, December 29, 2008

Gardening Weenie: Surrender to Win


After nine years of meager success, little fun, and too much hideousness in the yard, we cry UNCLE, Uncle Stan.


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Unconditional Surrender

to Texas weather, personal failing, Stan the expert

Photo: Bill Bishop

Shear your own sheep and card your own wool and spin your own yarn and knit your own hairshirt. Let’s hear it for DIY! Self-reliance gets a good rap, and deserves it, from anyone who as much as skimmed the Whole Earth Catalogue – also, from Emersonians, bomb-shelterites, the Amish, small children, Millennialists, and cheese-making monks. As for gardening, do-it-yourself goes without saying. Otherwise it doesn’t amount to gardening at all – you’re just possessing property and grinning stupidly at undeserved compliments.

We are all for self-reliance, except when the self is unreliable. As in Will not countenance the thought of the desert plants even though said-self inhabits what is for all practical purposes a desert environment…


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