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scarlet poppy

i am the dug up roots of my great grandmother’s brilliant scarlet poppies
dragging unwanted dirt in dusty trails behind ragged tendrils,
shuffling absent minded and childlike… 266 more words


Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew, like most of the diseases that infect plants, is caused by a fungus, or rather a large group of related fungi in the order Erysiphales. 168 more words


6/23/17: In the garden this week

During the past few years of drought, I had forgotten what a gardening season with normal rainfall looks like. I had forgotten how the plants grow so exuberantly that I have to keep cutting them back along paths, in front of patio chairs, near the air conditioner, how quickly tomato plants grow (more on that below). 671 more words