Molly Ivins and her little plant jokes


Mollyivins2 There's a new biography of Molly Ivins – called Molly Ivins, a Rebel Life by Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith – and it's on my Christmas Wish List.  Here in a review I found this reminder of her ability to see politicians for what they are, and make us laugh.

She once wrote of a Republican congressman that 'if his IQ slips any lower, we'll have to water him twice a day.'

Of course this isn't the only instance of her mixing politics and botany.  Remember Shrub

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

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