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The Things You Learn When Your Wife Becomes A Gardener

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApr 22, 2010 12:19 PM

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I didn't know Oliver Wendell Holmes thought the odors of boxwoods "carry us out of time into the abysses of the unbeginning past." I didn't know that the necks of daffodils bulge when their ova are fertilized. At least, I didn't know such things before my wife Grace started to garden, and then to chronicle her experiences in a new blog. I think it's delightful, but don't take my spousal word for it--check it out!

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