The Clueless Gardener

"fanaticus sine potestas"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Candy

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

more wonderfulness....

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Good fer what ails ya...

When things look gloomy, especially in the natural world (see lamentations below), I always take 2 tussie-mussies and get fast relief!  Here's one of them.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

'Planet Earth' is Just a Four-Letter Word?

I uncurled from whining in fetal position long enough to draw back to wailing.  Feel free to join in.  And between cries in the wilderness [what wilderness that remains], do what you can yer own self, because that's all we can do.  The big fat guys aren't listening, and won't be listening anytime soon, so we have to keep busy lighting those single candles rather than cursing the you-know-what.  Sorry for teh cussing, but really, this is what it was invented for.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pacific Petrel Party Pooper edition

It's pretty hard this year to make funny cartoons about Earth Day topics.  For all four unpleasant, guilt-inducing panels of this here comic, go over to,
and have a pleasant and convenient day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

everybody sing.....

"Springtime for Clueless in Broooooooklyn....."
Well, it almost scans.
Here's my favorite phase for the "McGourty Climbing Hydrangea" pot in the front, when the leaves are small and the pretty peely bark is still visible.  The hellebores are happy with me this year for some reason, and the Jack Snipes survived the winter and the neighbor cats to squirt up and open yesterday.
Happiness.  But, can't have too much happiness, right, so the Earth Day drawings will be along anon.

Monday, April 11, 2011


...depressing Earth Day cartoons may be coming soon!  For a only slightly more cheerful one, scroll down a bit here, or go to my tulip toon that ran in February. Or chisel off the dust over at "I Brake for Delphiniums."   This has been a Clueless public service announcement...!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Tottering By Gently picks up a trowel

British cartoonist Annie Tempest draws cartoons about country life for the British magazine "Country Life."  Good fit, wot?  The cartoons lampoon an older couple, owners of a fine manor, who totter around their estate gently,  happily living the life lived by Our Betters.   They're lovely people, don't get me wrong, but of course, they do know their place -- and that it's probably better than our place-- in society.  Gardening is a big theme in the cartoons, which have been running for years in the magazine and have been collected in several books.  Yanks can't understand a lot of the references and the sensibility is downright undemocratic, but I'll take any garden cartoons I can find!   I just got Tempest's newest book, the first with an all-garden-cartoons theme.  Nicely, it includes very little hilarity about leaking 18th-century lead roofs, sassy cleaning ladies, or other such rarified cares.  It's cute, just shy of twee, but as a cultural exploration on several levels, I'd recommend it to anglophiles...

Friday, April 01, 2011

more for the eye when I can't get outside! from Saipua, Red Hook, Brooklyn

this florist's arrangements are beyond ravishing...if I could afford them, I'd have 'em daily!!!!