Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream

Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn't even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

"The surly woman living alone on her dead husband's estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm."

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like kudzu. My post is up under Call Me Mrs. Miracle.

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  2. Thanks! Brooke@ gautami tripathy for stopping by.

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  3. Good teaser! First I've ever heard of witchgrass. Must be a very frustrating plant to have in your garden.

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  4. Never heard of this book before!

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  5. Wild teaser! Is this fiction? That's so funny that this weed is so annoying that people would think witches sent it to torment them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Intriguing.

    My own post is up as well as my first giveaway. Please do visit.

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  7. That is one intriguing teaser!

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  8. Indeed.....LOL..loving the teaser. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.

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  9. Interesting teaser! I hadn't heard of this one before.

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  10. Love the teaser! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading!

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  11. Interesting teaser! It sounds a bit creepy and judgmental. Thanks for sharing!

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