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Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Langdon
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Dinosaurs' Halloween by Liza Donnelly
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Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
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Get Off the Unicorn by Anne McCaffrey
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The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Kings of Albion by Julian Rathbone
The Langoliers by Stephen King
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Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
The Player by Michael Tolkin
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King
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Comments for Gardening

BoysenberryGardening: 03/24/07

On Friday I bought the dirt I need for my patio garden. This morning I brought in the soil and the Ikea pot purchased last Sunday. Sean helped me transplant one of the berry vines as well as the onions and dill plants.

Then while I cleaned up the mess Sean came around to water all the pots. He has his own little fish shaped watering can that only holds enough water for one pot each. He ends up having to make a large number of trips to kitchen to fetch water.

While throwing out a bag of garbage from the garden I found a very sickly pine tree. It had been one of those "miniature Christmas trees" that Trader Joe's and some other local places had on sale in December. The poor thing still had some green on it and still had the fairy lights wrapped around its browning branches.

I don't normally bring in garbage but I just couldn't leave the little tree in the garage. Although it's very sick, it is still alive and I did now have a spare pot. I had planned on Freecycling the old plastic pot that I had just transplanted all the herbs from but it would be a larger home for this pine tree. I brought the pine tree home to my patio. I've trimmed off the brown bits, broken up the roots (it was terribly root bound) transplanted it to a larger pot and given it some plant food. I don't know if it will revive but I know there's a chance that it can. Most of the tree is still alive and its root system is fine.

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