Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash

My Victory Garden 1902  Today is the birthday of Ogden Nash. Ogden is the American poet, who said, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” He also said, “Parsley is Gharsley.” Ogden wrote several poems about gardening and flowers. His poem called My Victory Garden is a standout favorite with gardeners. Today, my friends, I…

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No One Relaxes in March

No One Relaxes in March

by Ogden Nash Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes; the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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August 19 National Potato Day, Jane Webb, Phlox from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Ellen Willmott, Willis Linn Jepson, Henderina Scott, Ogden Nash, Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman, Fall Herbs, and a Letter From Elizabeth Lawrence

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Today is National Potato Day. Here are some fun potato facts: The average American eats approximately 126 pounds of spuds each year. And, up until the 18th century, the French believed potatoes called leprosy. To combat the belief, the agronomist Antoine Auguste Parmentier became a one-man PR person for the potato. How did Parmentier get…

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My Victory Garden

My Victory Garden

by Ogden Nash Today, my friends, I beg your pardon, But I’d like to speak of my Victory Garden With a hoe for a sword, and citronella for armor, I ventured forth to become a farmer. On bended knee, and perspiring clammily, I pecked at the soil to feed my family, A figure than which…

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Always Marry an April Girl

Ogden Nash

by Ogden Nash Praise the spells and bless the charms, I found April in my arms. April golden, April cloudy, Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy; April soft in flowered languor, April cold with sudden anger, Ever-changing, ever true — I love April, I love you.       As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired…

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