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August 8, 2011 Horticulture Column


It was sure fun attending my nephew Lucas and Anna wedding on Saturday.  The excitement and nerves were everywhere to include Luke’s mother.  I can remember Linda wanting to sit down before giving Luke that common hug before the ceremony.  My daughter-in-law, Stephanie sings so wonderful but was also sidetracked a little by the steps in the church.  Luke mentioned that he was feeling a little under the weather right before the ceremony.  The best part is they all did wonderful and that is what memories are made of.

The day before the wedding my brother-in-law, Paul, and wife’s cousin Mike headed to Lake of Woods for two half days of fishing.  On the was there one could not help but look at the many different landscape designs.  Some very simple and others very elaborate.  What is the best landscape design?  This question can only be answered by you. The very unique thing about this is “that is why we are all different”.  It would be a very sad world if we were all the same and had the same ideas.  I saw one yard that was very simple but was very elegant.  The yard lawn was well groomed and managed.  A very small amount of potted flowers were very strategically placed around the yard with a bigger rock placed in the entrance of the yard with the family name.  Very, Very nice.  NOT MUCH WORK in that yard other than mowing and watering a small handful of pots, unlike my yard where there is always something to do and if you take a day off one becomes behind a lot. 


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