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What's Growing On?

EmilyI'm afraid we have been negligent in updating our web site.

I've been trying to get some poems and articles published in other places as well as working on a book (fiction).

We'll try to do better in the future.

In the meantime check out my poem about air travel at Boomer Cafe.

White Rocker with BegoniaContainer Planting

Container gardening is now at its most interesting best.

Planting in a chair is fun and no different from any other container.

Aside from general preparation of the chair: painting, sanding, staining, or waterproofing, there are two factors to consider: soil and drainage.


Pumpkin Pie Recipe on Boomer CafePumpkin Pie Recipe Poem

Boomer Cafe has had the good taste to publish my Pumpkin Pie Recipe Poem on their site (here).

Also, The Society of Classical Poets has published two of my poems on their site (here). One of them is about Composting.


199 Poisonous Plants

ProFlowers has rounded up a list of almost 200 common poisonous plants so you can be sure you’re picking the safest options. Most of these plants are safe to grow and keep in your home, but should be avoided if you’re concerned of accidental ingestion from a hungry pet or curious child. Look through the list of plant names and make sure no one in your home is at risk.

And with apologies to Amy Stewart and her book "Wicked Plants," here is our list of Emily Compost's most favorite wicked plants.

The Bit in the MIddleThe Bit In The Middle

Patrick Vickery, our gardening friend from the Scottish Highlands has generously written for EmilyCompost since early in this century. He has a new book out, "The Bit in the Middle," available on Amazon. They describe the book as "...charting the chaotic, absurd and often extraordinary aspects of everyday life..."

(more on Patrick or visit his web site or his blog)