Gambling has not always been legal in Mississippi, but gardeners have been doing it openly for generations. Unfortunately, the house usually has better odds than even us old hands.
Don’t know when or why, but somewhere along the line I stopped being an “even” numbers guy. Now I am a happily odd guy, at least when it comes to symmetry in the garden.
Some of the most unusual, ancient creatures on earth are living in your garden, happily weathering the worst weather thrown their way. Some gardeners see them as monsters, which is sorta the truth.
Pardon my getting maudlin, but how do I get rid of old plants that I have carefully nurtured for decades? Those that are not ready for the compost pile?