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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Man the Tomatoes, Full Speed Ahead

It’s a battlefield out there. Each morning I prepare my weaponry and fortify myself to better face the enemy.  Then it’s out into the morning mist, bellying my way through … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mosaicultures Internationales

While you guys were taking a break, I was keeping incredibly busy — Montreal, Toronto, a wedding in Rochester.  In Montreal, we made another pilgrimage to the botanical gardens — … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

If a Woodchuck

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck – if the damn woodchuck would chuck wood, we wouldn’t have this problem. But we do. This particular … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

Tiny Tomato Killer Strikes Again

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness, or so says some annoying pundit.  Likewise, I suppose, it is better to do something positive than curse the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

Eat your Hearts Out III: Professor Plum in the Conservatory

  There are conservatories and then there are conservatories. The conservatory at Longwood Gardens is the latter.  At 4.5 acres,  it’s one of the world’s largest greenhouse structures. It houses … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eat your Hearts Out II

A few folks have suggested that the garden photos I posted were not actually my garden.  Some even suggest that I have betrayed a sort of sacred trust that is … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 11 Comments

Eat Your Hearts Out, Fellow Gardeners

Having spent the last month working our butts off in the yard, Linda and I were pleased when we could finally stand back and look at our handiwork. The following … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 19 Comments

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