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The Evolution of a Black Thumb..Or, The Education of a Reluctant Gardener

The thin leaves were wilted in the intensity of the late Colorado summer sun. The delicate, thin purple flowers were also looking a bit wan.

“Well, sh*t,” I thought, “Here we go again.”

Forty dollars’ worth of some kind of lovely purple full-sun perennials gazed back at me woefully. I had already watered the lawn…

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