Sandbox forum: What's your funniest or sweetest gardening story?

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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Apr 13, 2017 12:15 AM CST
AKA Joey.
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Name: Abbey
Eastern New York State (Zone 6a)
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Garden10
Apr 14, 2017 10:23 AM CST
This is one of my favorites -- my aunt was an excellent gardener, completely non-plussed by all sorts of things that sent me running back into the house or hopping over a fence into another yard. One summer evening after watering, she realized her tube bird feeder was almost empty, and said, not now, I'll get to it in the morning. Next morning, she went outside without her glasses, and found the feeder on the ground. Hmmm...she picks it up, and it feels a little heavier than it should, so she puts it up closer to her face to get a good look, and it's a bird's head! A mourning dove was so eager to get at the last bit of seed in this thing that it shoved its body into the tube, not a great fit, with such force that it not only knocked the bottom off, but got stuck. She dropped it and screamed so loud that her neighbor came running thinking she was being attacked. He was trying to figure out what he could do that wouldn't harm the bird, and then basically came up with just sort of giving it a gentle shake, the same wrist action you would use to flick a whip? After a few tries, it came out, got its sea legs for a few seconds and then took off -- no harm done! She never got over it, but the bird did! Smiling
"Every now and then I leave the book on the seat and go and have a refreshing potter among my flower beds from which I return greatly benefited, and with a more just conception of what is worth bothering about, and what is not." The Solitary Summer -- Elizabeth von Arnim
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Apr 14, 2017 12:16 PM CST
So funny!
AKA Joey.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 19, 2017 5:52 PM CST
X husband knocks on front door. Knocks harder. Shouts obscenities, when I don't answer the door. I'm wishing he'd just go away for good. I peek out the curtains in time to see a swarm of bees chasing him back to his car. His car windows are open.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 19, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Bahahaha Rolling on the floor laughing @katesflowers
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Apr 19, 2017 10:09 PM CST
katesflowers said:X husband knocks on front door. Knocks harder. Shouts obscenities, when I don't answer the door. I'm wishing he'd just go away for good. I peek out the curtains in time to see a swarm of bees chasing him back to his car. His car windows are open.


Excellent! Made my day!
AKA Joey.

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