It's that time again for the weekly visit to the 3-D gardens, hosted by the ever-vigilant and squeaky clean, Dante.
"Welcum, wunce again to mai gardin", says Dante. "Todai I am gonna shows yoo how much prepurration it takes to be a gardin ornamint. Aftah all, wun of mai purrimary doodies (udder than bein' Secretary of Fertilization) is to add to da beauty of da gardin by displayin' mai awesum purresence."
Dante has chosen a spot in the front garden, next to the birdbath for this demonstration. The birds have a birdbath and the flowers have the rain from the sky, or water from a hose. Dante, on the other paw, is totally self-cleaning.
"Dere! Now duz yoo see how much werk I goes fru to luk beautiful in da gardin? I even uses mai very own jooses. I calls dem 'Oh de Lacocoon Dante' cuz dey has a verreh nice furagrance, too." (I think Dante means 'Eau', as in 'eau de parfum', instead of 'Oh'!)
And after all the work and preparation, here are the results. A garden ornament is meant to enhance the garden, not take away from the natural beauty.
Somehow, in spit of himself, Dante has outdone himself once more! See you next week, garden afficionados.