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The Colonoscopy Series
Posted on Jan 1, 2022 12:05 PM

Perhaps you are fortunate enough to be old enough to have had a colonoscopy?
If so, your care provider may have shown you the beautiful images which documented the event.
Mine have inspired pots; with pink tones deep inside, voluptuously round, mysterious.
And they look great in the garden!

Here are some examples:
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Clay pots in a hard freeze
Posted on Dec 31, 2021 10:44 AM

Soon this hard freeze will pass, the snow melt off, and the damage revealed. Water that gets into tiny cracks or holes in the clay pot's walls expands and breaks the bonding of clay particles. When the ice melts, the cracks enlarge and the pot dies. I throw it away and try again.

It matters how the pot is shaped. If water can move while expanding to ice, the pressure on the pot walls is less. If the pot tapers and the water is trapped, then freezes, the pot is toast (in a manner of speaking.)

Once this hard freeze passes and the snow melts off, I will discover how many pots I have lost. This has been the hardest freeze around here in the last eleven years.

Here's a picture of a pot that did not make it through our last hard freeze:


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When the bird bath breaks
Posted on Dec 22, 2021 9:59 AM

Here's the rundown on what to do
When the bird bath base breaks,
But the basin survives the crash ...

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Slugs in the garden!
Posted on Dec 20, 2021 11:13 PM

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Pairing plants with garden art
Posted on Dec 19, 2021 9:40 AM

Whenever I have a new pot to place in my garden, I enjoy wandering around imagining where the pot could set. Sometimes I find just the right plant to complement to pot. It almost seems like the pot was made for that plant, in that place. Here are some examples:
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