Saturday, October 29, 2005

Very cool glass pumpkins, as seen in The Bee


Cohn-Stone Studios
scroll down toward the bottom of the page to see their fabulous pumpkins. better yet, visit the open studio and sale Oct 29-30 or Nov 5-6 from 10am-5pm.

New Poison Garden at Hogwarts

Alnwick Castle, where exterior Hogwarts scenes, the Quidditch match and broomstick lessons were shot, has a new Poison Garden.

They even have special permission to grow Cannabis (i.e. reefer, dope, pot, Mary Jane, wacky weed), opium poppies, magic mushrooms and coca in order to teach kids about the perils of drugs. Somehow, I don't think an exhibit like that would fly in the U.S. with our current political climate.

Those wacky Brits... which reminds me to recommend the movie, "Saving Grace".

Friday, October 14, 2005

Delphinium Destruction


Ok, so now I remember why I gave up on delphinium... Despite planting my one delphinium plant in a clay pot with copper tape around its rim and no foliage from other plants touching it, the %#&*^# snails built a BRIDGE and started chomping away! They sauntered up a nearby plant, waited for their fat little bellies to weigh down the branch (i.e. the drawbridge) and entered the doors to the Delphinium Buffet.

AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!