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More wisdom from Bob, Master Gardener

By Geoff Stein (palmbobApril 30, 2008
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The following are some more fascinating situations and clever solutions that make up the life a true master gardener like Bob.

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Bob arrives at his first cactus club meeting and realizes he misunderstood the situation

 

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During his last visit to the Chucky Cheese arcade, Bob saw a different way to deal with gophers, and decided to try it out in his own garden.

 

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Bob admires the perfect symmetry of the Orb Weaver's creation..... he just wishes he would notice them a little sooner while perusing the garden

 

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Bob's approach to plant medicine: a simple case on the left, and a more complicated case on the right

 

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Bob prepares to prune in the cactus garden

 

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Thinking that women like a bouquet and a nice treat for Easter, Bob chops down some of his girlfriend's plants and roasts a small bunny he found in the garden.  To his surprise she seems less than appreciative

 

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Bob is concerned that his deciduous phase appears to be persisting beyond the winter season

 

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Bob greets another member of the Aloe club with the secret wave and standard salutation

 

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Bob often has to visit the Emergency Room following visits to botanical gardens

 

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Bob visits the Emergency Room so often that he has his own reserved seating

 

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The best part about ordering tropical plants is the anticipation of their arrival.  Unforunately Bob loses nearly all the tropical plants he tries to grow and the heartache sometimes weighs upon him.  So to avoid undue disappointment, Bob happily tosses out the new shipment and avoids the painful process of attachment and loss

 

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Bob readily complies with the guards request to search his backpack when leaving botanical gardens.  He would never want to be susupected of smuggling seeds or seedlings from the garden.

 

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One of the downsides of being a cartoon:  The rose, drawn on the right, sensing Bob's preference for the less well drawn cactus, perfoms a bit of artistic editing of its own.

 

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Bob still has some kinks to work out of the new automatic watering system he just put in

 

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In the privacy of his back yard, Bob smokes some weed

 

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Lessons in planning ahead:  Bob eventually learns why planting a cactus garden under a deciduous tree is not a good idea

 

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Bob's family vacation photos always seem to have only a fraction of the family in them for some reason

 

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Bob admires his palm collection- one of his mature palms even has a new finger emerging.  Also in the picture is his ponytail palm, macaw palm, cat palm and a small seedling just coming up, middle finger first.

 

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Being health conscious, Bob attempts to treat his Fat Plant's obvious obesity situation with diet food

 

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Being unable to reach the depths of his overplanted, spiny cactus garden, Bob has discovered a clever way to weed the inaccessible areas by 'fishing' out the weeds.  As a lure, he dangles an enticing pot of fresh, nutritious soil, and as the unsuspecting weed gradually grows into the pot, he yanks the happless invader out of the garden.  Of course, this method of weeding requires a tad more patience than most can afford.

 

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Bob discovers that, despite its name, Morning Glory is a troublesome plant all day long

 

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Bob realizes that perhaps aquiring a pomeranian was not a wise choice while growing cactus and succulents

 

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Bob discovers what happens when one hatches far more preying mantis than there is available food for them in the garden

 


  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:
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Laughing my a** off soive2000 0 19 May 5, 2008 11:40 AM
Hysterical Realities Abound!!! Cornellian 0 19 May 5, 2008 7:15 AM
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