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Introducing Bob, Master Gardener

By Geoff Stein (palmbobJanuary 6, 2013
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In an effort to keep from getting too serious all the time, Bob, a Master Gardener (self proclaimed) shares his wisdom after many years making the same mistakes over and over again.

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(Editor's Note:  This article was originally published on January 23, 2008.  Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to respond to your questions.)

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Bob notices suddenly that he does NOT have a green thumb. In fact, it is a decidedly pinkish-brown color, sort of the same color as a dead plant. THAT explains a lot!

 

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Just 6 months of water, a little fertilizer and very little else and Bob has the largest, healthiest mass of weeds in the entire neighborhood... and gardening was supposed to be hard work!

 

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Bob watches Dave's new video on controlling weeds hoping to get some pointers on the proper use of his impressive arsenal of toxins, but he is disappointed. However, there was an interesting blurb on torching weeds that caught his attention.

 

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Bob decides to act pre-emptively this year and get the annoying magnolia leaves raked up BEFORE they fall on the garden below.

 

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Bob admires his impressive collection of spines: Opuntia, Dasylirion, Echinopsis, Euphorbia, Agave... even a bit of Lantana and Echium thrown in for good meaure- the largest and most painful spine collection in the entire neighborhood

 

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Chrismas Cartoon


  About Geoff Stein  
Geoff SteinVeterinarian and Exotic Plant Lover... and obsessive, compulsive collector of all oddball tropical and desert plants.

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Discussion about this article:
SubjectTopic StarterRepliesViewsLast Post
use of term "Master Gardener" Saddletree 44 421 Jan 14, 2013 10:53 AM
Hilarious edric 0 8 Jan 9, 2013 2:27 AM
Garden Humor 7cactusbarbs 1 13 Jan 7, 2013 2:41 PM
Love it! Meg2 0 9 Jan 7, 2013 11:48 AM
absolutely hysterical!!!!!! ginkgo60 4 29 Jan 7, 2013 4:13 AM
That's about my weeds. KashtanGeorge 3 37 Jan 6, 2013 5:55 PM
Why are they all gone ? CountryGardens 0 26 Mar 12, 2012 8:27 PM
Bob, Master gardener greenthumbstres 0 19 Feb 6, 2010 9:14 PM
Bob the gardener ozarker 0 20 Feb 3, 2010 5:04 AM
:) Love it! plantladylin 3 41 Feb 2, 2010 1:05 PM
I have always loved your cartoons soive2000 1 44 Feb 1, 2010 3:27 PM
Too Funny! KathyJo 1 75 Jan 28, 2008 1:13 PM
Very funny!!!!! DriftingDude 0 23 Jan 27, 2008 10:12 AM
Ahhhhh..... Chantell 0 25 Jan 24, 2008 3:44 AM
Fantastic :) Dea 5 70 Jan 24, 2008 2:58 AM
my smile for today grampapa 0 28 Jan 24, 2008 1:44 AM
Loved it doccat5 5 70 Jan 24, 2008 12:35 AM
Well said AlohaHoya 0 27 Jan 23, 2008 4:32 PM
;*) kimarj 0 36 Jan 23, 2008 1:01 PM
Thank you juja 0 47 Jan 23, 2008 11:48 AM
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