Because I'm on the receiving end of lots of promotional gardening swag, and because I believe that sharing is an important part of gardening, and mostly because I had so much fun reading all your submissions last year, the second annual Garden Poetry contest is on. Write a poem of 10 lines or less that describes a challenge you face or overcame in your garden and send it to me at or 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747. Include your full name, address and phone number.

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Best poem gets a Gardener's Hollow Leg (click to see); first runner-up takes home a Fist Grip gardening tool, pictured above.

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