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Curing the Gardening Phobia

Garden Boss Soil Minions

Well done! You had your first summer of flowers on your back patio, or front porch. It was refreshing to drive up and see them, and even more relaxing to eat breakfast on the back patio among the blooms.

In the early morning quiet, only your coffee and the birds kept you company. A rabbit sat motionless on the lawn. Nestled in among the potted flowers, you ate a small breakfast and softened into your morning meditation time.

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Curing the Gardening Phobia

Leaf Bits and Giggles

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So you’re embracing Goth gardening. How will you get started? Black gardening gloves? A black baseball cap? Dress your way…gardening is not just for old ladies. Your yard…your rules…

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Curing the Gardening Phobia

How to Be a Goth Gardener

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Familiar with the friendly Goth host on that British baking show? He’s so funny that I looked up the meaning of “Goth” in the Urban dictionary. It refers to a culture that embraces all life cycles, including the dark cycles of decay and death.

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