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Merriam-Webster gives the following synonyms for the word perennial: abiding, enduring, perpetual, undying Those terms can give gardeners unrealistic expectations for their perennials. They’re not eternal. They will eventually part ways with your garden. But, for as long as they can, your perennials will make a go of it. Returning to the garden after their…

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Old Botany Bay

by Mary Gilmore I’m old Botany Bay; stiff in the joints, little to say. I am he who paved the way, that you might walk at your ease to-day. I was the conscript sent to hell to make in the desert the living well. I bore the heat, I blazed the track- furrowed and bloody…

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Australia's Pioneers

by Mary Gilmore Even the old, long roads will remember and say, “Hither came they!” And the rain shall run in the ruts like tears; And the sun shine on them all the years, Saying, “These are the roads they trod” — They who are away with God. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words…

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