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Schenectady, NY


November 19, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9337175

There are a total of 63 votes:


Pushing up daisies
(4 votes, 6%)
Red dot


Bed of roses
(3 votes, 4%)
Red dot


I fought the weeds and the weeds won
(17 votes, 26%)
Red dot


Let me be your compost, I'm in love with yew
(4 votes, 6%)
Red dot


The last word in anemone is me
(0 votes, 0%)
Red dot


Where have all the flowers gone
(5 votes, 7%)
Red dot


Inch by inch, row by row, I finally made the garden grow
(23 votes, 36%)
Red dot


Heaven's just a pin (oak) away
(7 votes, 11%)
Red dot


Previous PollsA big thanks to member 'pirl' for suggesting this topic!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9337344

while i totally appreciate the "weeds" (LOL), i had to go with "inch by inch". i'm a methodical planner and this is literally how my garden is growing (in size) and evolving.

the latest project is underway (a raised vegetable garden in progress). a couple more days and it should be finished except for the block caps which i have to buy. all the other building stuff has been accumulating for several years.

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nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 19, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9337454

"Despite not being a devout organic gardener, Nick didn't want to pollute the environment with any of the pharmaceutical remainders within his earthly remains. So, he had his corpse dispatched into space on a trajectory for the Sun." :-)

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9337482

the crash you heard was me hitting the floor...lol

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 19, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9337507

Hmm, where the old oaks fall, maybe, chuckl. I really believe mine will read, just scatter my ash on the lone prairie.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9337533

Since I've told my relatives that I want my ashes to be scattered in my back garden, I thought that " Inch by inch, row by row, I finally made the garden grow" was the most appropriate answer. ;-)

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

November 19, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9337711

I fought the weeds and the weeds won.. is mine However that let me be your compost I'm in love with you ..brings to mind a science fiction story where children that did not mind their parents were turned into trees for decoration ,. cannot seem to remember the name of the series though..Odd...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9338048

Sounds interesting, Juhur. Let me know if you remember the title.

I didn't vote as there was no place for OTHER. Mine would probably read, "BUT I STILL HAVE STUFF TO DO!!!"
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2012
10:45 PM

Post #9338762

I remember a folk tale from my youth. There was a very old couple that did'nt want to die alone but always with each other. A fairy came and granted their wish and turned them into two old oak trees and they were together forever as two oak trees.
Don't know why that appealed so much to me.
It was supposed to have taken place in the Black Forest of Germany.
Vickie

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9338918

"She's STILL feeding the veggie garden!"

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9338954

Vickie

there is also a greek methology tale similar, this old couple was visited by angles that were granted one wish since the couple took them in and fed them, their wish was to die together. They did and they were two different trees (don't remember the kind now, too many years since hs) out of one truck. That is why I pick the two pin oak trees.

Jan

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


November 21, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9339020

Mine better read "I certainly hope I am not buried beneath this stone as I asked to be cremated!!"
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9339127

Mine should read, "Wait, Wait. I have to water before I go"

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

November 22, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9339676

I selected "inch by inch" because it's been a lifetime of trials & errors with increasing success over the years. If my grave ends of covered in bermuda grass, I would answer differently (the weeds won). I'm glad that I won't be around to find out.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9339709

Though I did fight the Houttuynia and I did win, and I did change the vegetable garden into The Park, since Jack can't continue to fight the crows and the brutal heat any longer, "Let me be your compost" is my choice. Here's a poem many of you have probably seen and I only changed the name to honor my husband who toiled over the vegetable garden for 20 years and provided us and our neighbors with so much wonderful produce:


Post Humus (by Patti Tana)

Scatter my ashes in my garden
so I can be near my loves.
Say a few honest words,
sing a gentle song,
join hands in a circle of flesh.
Please tell some stories
about me making you laugh.
I love to make you laugh.

When I've had time to settle
and green gathers into buds,
remember I love blossoms
bursting in spring.
As the season ripens
remember my persistent passion.

And if you come in my garden
on an August afternoon,
pluck a bright red globe,
let juice run down your chin
and the seeds stick to your cheek.

When I'm dead I want folks to smile
and say, "That Jack, he sure is
some great tomato!"

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 22, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9339806

I didn't see any that really applied, but selected inch by inch. Being an avid BUTTERFLY gardener, I think "Free to fly with the butterflies" or "the metamorphsis is complete!" would be my choice.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 23, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9340457

My husband and I always said, we wanted to be composted and spread on the garden. If course, we moved away and never got the Compostumbler to make compost anyway and last I saw my garen, the weeds were winning. I vote for Geoff's answer!
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9340611

I voted for weeds because it struck a chord with me. Right now the chicken grass and purple henbit are growing too fast for me. Weeds will be here when I'm gone. Luciee {;^)

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