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April 9, 2006
I spent an hour digging holes today. Planted: one Franken-apple tree, one late-blooming lilac. The Franken-apple is a thrill; gala, honey crisp, liberty, gravestein all grafted onto one root system. Who wouldn't spend fifteen dollars for something so gratifying? In two years the tree will more than pay for itself. The lilac is for covering up the neighbors. Rowdy high schoolers who will undoubtedly flunk out and have babies in their hideous mother's basement; some people are impossible to rescue. Pruning projects next: Japanese maple bushing in the front, horrible spiny thing with a large white plume must be reduced.