Feeling All Oogie Inside, with Nary an Assist from Mr. Daniels, Mr. Jack Daniels

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31 Responses

  1. Claire says:

    I love your flowers! I have some very tall zinnias in between my tomatoes. I know of a very funny blog for Groomeo: retail hell
    You can find it in Humor-blogs. Anyone who has ever worked in retail will find it a deliciously rude read.

  2. Star says:

    Gorgeous. In my dotage I too have taken a bit of an interest in a garden, although mine is nowhere near as ambitious as yours.

  3. Pam says:

    So funny the way you write.Loved this post. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Our gardens are looking bare in the Australian winter – your garden is just wonderful.

  4. Her Grace says:

    Please come and visit me and put my gardens together for me. PLEASE.

    I have a perennial garden, only, well, nothing ever comes back, which I believe is the POINT of a perennial garden. I have another, which I tore out this year in frustration and planted an herb garden, which is merely a perennial garden you can eat.

    I’ll send you a plane ticket.


  5. furiousBall says:

    wow, your garden kicks ass.

    i really need to get to work on mine. first step, get rid of the pornographic lawn sculptures… and by pornographic lawn sculptures, I mean dead hookers

  6. Em says:

    You are just way excited about your little sprouts. But they do look lovely. And nothing wrong with being a free date. Quality is not determined by cost.

  7. Jazz says:

    As an urban type: What’s a Zinnia?

  8. Jazz says:

    As an urban type: What’s a Zinnia?

  9. lime says:

    you have the garden i have always wanted. you have awoken great botanical covetousness in me.

    here in PA we are blessed with a main crop being rocks and stones so any time you want to collect a few, come on over. my fee is a bit of gardening in my yard, since i have ZERO skill in that area. i do mean zero.

  10. Shieldmaiden96 says:

    I have a neighbor who thins things out and gives me the thinnings to plant; my garden is all sorts of relocated orphan plants that were all free. When she moves to Australia next year I get her rose bushes!

  11. Janelle says:

    wow! wow and wow again! what a beautiful garden but more what a plush green lawn..and lovely house! envious envious! and delighted to have found you from Diana’s blog…yay! xx janelle

  12. Glamourpuss says:

    I like the idea of Dita as a shade-loving fern.

    That date you had with yourself; frisky!


  13. annie says:

    i think your garden looks amazing. i completely understand that realization of how the things that move us change as we get older. i have just started my very first garden and every time i even glance at one of my growing tomatoes, i want to cry with joy.

  14. flutter says:


    THAT is totally a word, dabnabit.

  15. jess says:

    Wow. Can I come live with you?

  16. Say It says:

    I am drooling over your gardens and the way you manhandle your yard into blooming and controlled submission!!

    Actually, I REALLY want a layout of the first garden so I can make a sister garden here in CT. Its beautiful and I more than love it, I LURVE it.

  17. Patience says:

    Wow!! Gorgeous!! Will you puh-leeze come make one for me?!?

  18. liv says:

    oh, you have a garden! i have no such thing. feh. the dogwood leaves are shrinking from no rain and the grass is parched. poo.

  19. Teresa says:

    Your gardens are beautiful! All that muscle behind the mattock has paid off. Put on your red slippers and sashay on down that brick path! My compliments to the groom too for a very fine paving job.

  20. Dorky Dad says:

    Nice. Impressive garden you have there. Now feel free to come down here and help me figure out what to do with all those dang rocks around my house, will ya?


  21. Diana says:

    Oh, succulent bliss, indeed! Your yard is now so far from Clampetthood that you could charge admission.

    Were I to hear you, from the far corner of the meeting room, nattering on about giant zinnias, I’d make a bee-line from the table laden with coffee carafes and high sucrose bleached danishes and jump in your arms, yodelling, “monarda-hardy geraniums-6-foot-tall-tree-lilies!” and then obnoxiously hip-block the person sitting beside you out of their seat so I could spend the rest of the meeting scribbling in gardenese on the stack of small napkins I’d thought to bring with me.

    We gardeners are a menace to polite and unpolite society.

  22. Hammer says:

    I really like what you’ve done.

    that stone path is awesome!

    You know the only way I can do yardwork is 3 jack daniels before for motivation and 3 after to kill the back pain.

  23. AmyTree says:

    By ‘eck that’s a straight garden path he’s laid! (And a mighty straight trench you dug yourself there, missy). You have some glorious flowerbeds, any one of which I would be happy call my own. Come to think of it, that would be a lot less work than actually having one myself. Can I call dibs on the sunflowers and just carry around that photo, saying “Look at my garden, my wonderful gardener Jocelyn looks after it for me”?

  24. Minnesota Matron says:

    Honey, the Matron has nearly been home alone this week, too! The flowers are better than a Long Island Iced Tea because she can drink them at 9 in the morning and still see straight. Beautiful!

  25. Anette says:

    Thanks, that was a lovely walk through your beautiful garden! You’ve done very well!

  26. SQT says:

    The flowers are lovely, but sadly, I’m still in my Long Island ice tea phase.

  27. Jonah K. Haslap says:

    I’m sorry, I didn’t get all the way through your posey post. I’m still thinking about Zac Efron nipping at my privates.

  28. cathy says:

    I sometimes remember to water my plant:(

    Your garden is beautiful

  29. Anonymous says:

    Amazing how everyone is missing the point of this blog: it’s the BEEFTIPS people!


  30. citizen of the world says:

    Ooh, very nice. Can you come tend my garden? DOn’t worry about the poison ivy.

  31. Princess Pointful says:

    Stellar working of pop culture into gardening. And they said it couldn’t be done…

    Also, I am extremely jealous. Apartment life feels a little oppressive after seeing those photos!

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