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A lucky guy goes on a trip To exotic scenes, his mind may flip But lucky for him, though he got to roam This lucky guy got to come home. And luckier still, it is truly the case That his lucky home is a wonderful place But luckiest of all, he loves to weed For the gardens right now, that’s what they need. It is … Continue reading Home

The Independence Day Dash – The Race

It’s finally time to race. The parties are over, the hype is blown out, and the betting windows are closing. The flowers are in the gate. CHACONG! They are off. We are underway here at the Independence Day Dash. Bee Balm establishes herself in the lead. Gloriosa Daisy is caught in the pack. C’mon Gloriosa. This is a DASH, dude! There is no time to … Continue reading The Independence Day Dash – The Race

The Independence Day Dash – Traditions

Welcome back to the Independence Day Dash. Things are heating up here in the gardens. The fans have arrived and everyone is briefed on the security protocol. Now, before we start racing, we should check in on the fun. Here at the Independence Day Dash we love to celebrate traditions. You know how it is – events like this are always steeped in tradition. The … Continue reading The Independence Day Dash – Traditions

The Independence Day Dash – Security

Greetings race fans. In accordance with the rules of the post-9/11 world, we must inform you of our security protocol. For this, we introduce the Director of Security at Jim’s Garden, Ms. Little Kitty. “Thank you.” Says Little Kitty “The rules are simple – Don’t Screw Up!” “I am watching you.” “Even if you can’t see me, I am watching you.” “Even when I appear … Continue reading The Independence Day Dash – Security

The Independence Day Dash – The Fans

Welcome back, race fans. Here we are at the Independence Day Dash. The fans are flying in from all over. As with all great sporting events, this race could never happen without the fans. It looks like Gloriosa Daisy is pretty popular with the Painted Lady Butterflies. And Forget-Me-Not appears to have caught the attention of the Cabbage Whites. Bumblebee, always the savvy gambler, is … Continue reading The Independence Day Dash – The Fans

Down the Backstretch

Welcome back race fans! Here we are witnessing the Memorial Marathon, the first leg of the Triple Crown – the Greatest Spectacle in Flower Racing! On the morning of the third day of the Marathon the weather breaks fair and the flowers come charging out of turn two, heading down the backstretch. Gloriosa Daisy is showing signs of fatique. Daylilly blooms a magnificent morning bloom, … Continue reading Down the Backstretch