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Masters Gardener

April 14, 2011

Over the past couple of years I have been patiently waiting for a Master Gardener class to become available through my local extension service office. The one that finally opened was scheduled to take up half a day each week; after careful consideration I instead decided it best to honor my responsibilities and commitments to my employer and customers and spend that time at work. So alas, there will be no newly broadened knowledge base, no new certifications, no glory in achievement.

As a consolation prize, I declared myself a Masters Gardener Monday evening before the storm. The bamboo flagpole was moved to a more prominent location and rigging hardware was added. Slowly the souvenir picked up this past weekend in Augusta was raised above the original plot of beds and allowed to flap in the strong winds preceding the storm.

The plants were unimpressed.

Family rolled their eyes.

Friends and neighbors pretended there was some normal and obvious reason that one should fly a golf flag on bamboo in his yard.

Seriously, some progress has been made (new plantings, new beds, new “cleanup landscaping”) that will be reported in the next day or two.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:57 am

    I think it looks awesome (rolls eyes)……..

    No, seriously, I like it. It lends an air of whimsy to your little farm. It will look good with the gourd lanterns. Lol.

  2. Clay permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:57 am

    Dude, you need to retire and garden full time. I’m sure that Marcia can handle our accounts and you can focus on your gourds and asparagus. I hope your Masters flag doesn’t turn into a lightning rod back there between those lattices and lettuces!

  3. April 15, 2011 5:46 am

    A lightning rod for family comments maybe


  4. Nev permalink
    April 15, 2011 3:37 pm

    I hope this doesn’t mean your interest in horticulture is flagging.

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