The Clueless Gardener

"fanaticus sine potestas"

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sorry, just had to blurt this out. Please give these men flip-flops.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Busy this week falling down in gratitude for another stint
in London this summer. Hubby teaches,
Clueless, vastly and almost scandalously
undeservingly, comes along for the
ride. This time I promise to visit more
gardens...last year we barely got out of
London, there was so much to do/see.
Thank you thank you thank you, Flying
Spaghetti Monster!!
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

My throne room. Back yard, dapply
afternoon shade, yard sale metal chair
sporting at least 3 ancient layers of paint,
weeding stool from yard sale, and one
of those springy-sproingy thingies
from yet another tag sale, waiting
to faithfully hold my tall cold one.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

why do you think they
call it 'June' ?
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kitchen creations
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pass the smelling salts
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh, me of little faith...a little rain, a little time,
and presto, the hydrangea 'blue billow' is
actually blue! one of my 4 faithful readers
told me so, and she was right. Thanks!
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

your topical message here...

Update your car's true message! Try these ideas for bumper sticker fun:

* Sorry, don't feel guilty enough to quit driving yet

* Yeah, the spill's bad, but I gotta go pick
up my drycleaning

* My other car is a dead pelican

* Oh, shut up--you're driving, too

a better, finished version of this is over on "I Brake..."

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I Got Nothin'

...except I am kind of glad that finally there are some truly horrific
and painful reality shots of oil-soaked animals
from the Gulf, so now we can all collectively
feel more vividly [and most appropriately] guilty.
Those dangerous idiots who asked, "Where's the oil?"
have now been shutted up. Meanwhile, at
surprisingly little inconvenience to any of us,
we keep on with our blithe and murderous habits.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Now back to our regular programming...

last fall's dried pee-gee hydrangs,
with tag-sale 'flower fashioners,'
whatever they are...
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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Short oil spill rant--don't worry, won't take too much of your time

I have no insider knowledge of the truth behind the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, so I must rely on the--gasp--mainstream media. But I am sick of the following coverage, OK?

*How fucking BP's stock is tanking---who the fuck cares?!!! It SHOULD tank!!
*How various BP officials are "doing everything we can."
*How the government is "doing everything we can."
*The implicit assumption in this coverage that something can be done at all, let alone "everything we can."
*The continuous revision of spill amount estimates, without also saying how and why these figures have been prevaricated by the various corporate orifaces that have excreted them.
*The appalling and really deeply shocking lack of coverage of the voices of skepticism and dissent-- the voices of scientists and naturalists and environmentalists--in these stories. This is still predominantly being covered as a BUSINESS story. What could be more wrongheaded???

And on and on...I know I'll think of more as soon as I finish this post.

That said, there is absolutely no getting around that this is everybody's damn fault in the end...somebody has to go get the oil -- yes, they're evil, but we [and this includes me, too-- me is guilty as much as the average person, I reckon] all need them anyhow. And they know it. For shame. For all our shame. Apply liberally in generous quantities.

That is all---I'm off to fill my bulging Hummer tank with hi-test now.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I'm Blue, but Not Blue Enough

I doped this hydrangea with aluminum sulfate,
but only it got a little blue. Nevertheless,
the bush is v. pretty.
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