Speaking of the NWF…

…as we have this week, I've been meaning to share this little gem from Dear Abby. It's so rare that she gets a gardening letter!   Dear Abby, I have very nice neighbors who believe in leaving the wild and natural growth on their property. They have posted a sign that claims it to be […]

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 at 5:31 am   This post has 20 responses.

An Open Letter to Disappointed Brides Everywhere

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York couple sued a florist for $400,000 for using the wrong color flowers at their wedding — a mistake the newlyweds said caused them "extreme disappointment, distress and embarrassment."     Dear Disappointed Bride, I know how hard you worked to come up...

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Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 8:33 am   This post has 23 responses.

What Would Dr. Bleedingheart Say?

Spotted in Dear Abby: DEAR ABBY: I am a 79-years-young woman living in my own home with my 84-year-old husband, "Jack." Jack was an avid gardener who enjoyed tending our large yard full of roses, fruit trees, and a variety of flowers and vegetables. During the past year, however,...

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Posted by on August 13, 2007 at 5:03 am   This post has 13 responses.

You Be Dr. Bleedingheart!

Our good friend Chuck at Episodic Whoreticulture has poured his heart out to us in the comments below.  You can read the whole story here, but basically Chuck is trying to maintain a civil relationship with his neighbor, while simultaneously coveting a neglected rose in his overgrown and possibly...

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Posted by on September 27, 2006 at 10:21 am   This post has 6 responses.

Gardener Resents Shakedown

(Editor’s Note: Why run our own questions when our nation’s syndicated columnists are already getting all the good ones?  This ran in Dear Abby; our own Dr. Bleedingheart responds.) Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I spend lots of time and money on my flower garden. While I’m outside working, it is...

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Posted by on September 27, 2006 at 6:35 am   This post has 14 responses.

Uppity Gardeners Ostracized, Stolen From

Dear Rehabber, Tulips and marigolds?  We’re going to need to see a picture of that, but is it possible that your neighbors were just trying to save you from a horticultural fashion faux pas? Plant selection aside, it’s no fun to have flowers ripped out of your front yard. ...

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Posted by on August 28, 2006 at 6:59 am   This post has 3 responses.

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’ve been thinking about quitting my job as a software engineer and going to work in a nursery or a greenhouse.  I wouldn’t even mind working for a landscaper, taking care of people’s yards.  I’m tired of sitting in an office all day, and the money...

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Posted by on June 10, 2006 at 3:09 pm   This post has Comments Off.

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I got married last June, and don’t get me wrong, we’re very happy.  But lately I’ve made an awful discovery–my beloved hates tomatoes.  Absolutely hates them.  Won’t touch them, not on a sandwich, not in a salad, not even on a pizza.  She says they’re slimy...

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Posted by on May 24, 2006 at 3:06 pm   This post has 3 responses.
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