Tell us about your garden failures

All the things that went wrong in the garden.

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If you had it to do over again, what mistakes would you avoid in the garden?

Recently, when a group of garden writers was discussing this topic, the I'd-never-do-that-again vows were almost all about plants we really, really regretted planting -- those garden bullies that quickly got out of hand and tried to take over the entire yard.

But in this humorous essay, Craig Summers Black recounts a wide variety of garden goofs -- from planting something upside down to growing plants we knows won't survive his harsh winters.

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Can you top his experiences? Send us your humorous or serious tales of things that went wrong despite your best intentions. E-mail to living at csmonitor dot com. (Make that into the usual e-mail address format; writing it that way in this post allows us to avoid buckets of spam.)

We will post responses in this blog and will send a new garden book (you can choose among several) to the two gardeners with the top tales.

Note: We invite you to click here to visit the Monitor's gardening site, which offers articles, essays, and blog posts on a variety of gardening topics.

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