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Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.
Watching the Masters last weekend, I couldn't help but think of the parallels between Augusta National Golf Club and the landscaping at my own house.
Augusta Highlight #1. Magnolia Lane - the main driveway to the clubhouse, featuring 60 of the titular trees on either side of the boulevard.
Koster Property Highlight #1. The Corridor of Weeds and Garbage - a thin strip of carefully tended debris and thorn-vines along the rear fence.
Augusta Highlight #2. The Flower Bed at Founders Circle - The Masters logo writ large in a glorious display of butter-yellow blooms.
Koster Property Highlight #2. The Window Box of Spiders - Our paint-peeling planters were designed for tropical perennials. Alas, they seem to grow only spiders.
Augusta Highlight #3. Ike's Pond - General Eisenhower selected the spot for a gorgeous fish pond on the club's par-three course.
Koster Property Highlight #3. The Trickling Creek of Sewage - Despite the efforts of engineers and plumbers, there is a quasi-permanent marsh of creepy water flowing through the front yard.