a long weekend (and a local plant sale)

Name me three other words in the English language that can be strung together to produce as exciting an effect as A…Long…Weekend.

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The pergola table will have to be cleared for weekend breakfasts and dinners. (I never seem to eat lunch anymore.)

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Anticipating a long weekend, there seems time enough for anything. Maybe I’ll embroider a pillow (or learn how…)

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Or weave garden detritus into a perfect sphere

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Here’s another example of three of the most exciting words in the English language: Local…Plant…Sale.


Dustin, the mad plant propagator, is having one on June 14th. The poor man just can’t control himself, and now he’s converted the entire back garden into a plant nursery. If I give him a small bromeliad pup, the next time I see him he’s got ten more of the same. I blame the British; the training in propagation at Wisley and Great Dixter must have been brutally efficient, because he just can’t stop. It really is as much an intervention as a sale; see his garden and then help him clear some room for more garden and/or future plant nursery. Either way, we all benefit. I’ve lost a sonchus so will be on the prowl for another one.

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Giant container in Dustin Gimbel’s garden, where the plants mercilessly use him as an agent to increase their numbers.

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More news to come. For now, circle and star the 14th of June. And enjoy every minute of your long weekend.

3 thoughts on “a long weekend (and a local plant sale)

  1. Ha ha, I like your characterization of the plant-sale-as-intervention. And there’s no doubt that the Botany of Desire comes into play the way plants hold us in thrall. Have a lovely, long weekend, Denise!

  2. Have fun at the “sale”…and since I lost a sonchus too of you happen to find a pocket sized one perfect for travel to Portland in July I would be eternally grateful and send a check to cover the cost immediately!

  3. @Jane, there’s barely room to stand anymore in the back garden. It’s literally covered in beautiful plants.
    @Loree, I’ll keep an eye out for said sonchus!

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