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Marital Bliss

A group of twenty or so sits attentively, waiting for me to begin my seminar on pruning. There must be a lot of interest since pruning seminars are always well attended as opposed to other topics like yard clean up or drip irrigation. I like to poll the audience before I start and as usual

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Those Damn Deer

Raindrops gently tap the luxurious leaves of the maple canopy. Below, a shell pink blossom glistens, moisture hanging precipitously from its velvety surface. Nearby, finches chatter; oblivious to the rain. The cloudy sky is breaking up. Patches of blue peek through billowy masses of pussy willow gray clouds. A rainbow appears, it’s various colors as

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The Perfect Tree

The couple had done their research. They wanted a tree and had come up with a list of characteristics and asked me to determine what variety would meet their criteria. They wanted it to get tall but not too tall. Fast growth was a must, but they also wanted to have branches that wouldn’t break

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