Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. tuna1

    tuna1 said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe next time, Arlo will exercize his right to remain silent…

  2. Solange

    Solange said, over 2 years ago

    LOL! Been there done that. Once. In Arizona. WIth caliche. Never again ;b The little ones amazingly catch up to the big ones :)

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 2 years ago

    Still you hope to live long enough to see the results of your plantings so may as well start larger – later in life.

  4. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 2 years ago

    What have we learned? That no good deed goes unpunished.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You know the old saying….
    mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

    MUCH easier.

    Yeah, yeah… a little slow….
    but some day…

  6. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    size does matter

  7. doodlerjeff

    doodlerjeff said, over 2 years ago

    Ok, he must have known who would be responsible for planting, so why did he suggest a larger one then get angry about it?

  8. GramEGoose

    GramEGoose said, over 2 years ago


    He’s a “Guy.”

  9. finale

    finale said, over 2 years ago

    Twice as wide……1 1/2 times deep……use mulch/dirt to fill if you’re planting in the “concrete” that passes for soil in Nevada.

  10. John from Richmond Texas

    John from Richmond Texas GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    First, get a new shovel with a grab handle on top

  11. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago


    I’ve took a landscaping class in Las Vegas and the instructor said that smaller trees will not only catch up, but surpass large trees. The idea size for most trees is 5 gallons.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Arlo always becomes furious at doing anything physical, other than getting up from the couch. It looks like planting that tree might kill him. That’s why it’s amazing to contemplate how Gene turned out – rebuilding an old boat and house simultaneously while attending college and cooking at his grandfather-in-law’s restaurant. It’s like Gene has four full-time jobs! Then, when he has a moment of free time Gene has got to take care of the new wife, pay attention to the step kid and there probably is a baby on the way. Whew! But he’s taking it all in stride. The more work and responsibility lumped onto Gene the better. It balances out Arlo.

  13. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, over 2 years ago


    or most clay for that matter! It is actually a good rule to follow for most soils. Make sure you remove the burlap and wire too.

    The best time to plant a tree… 40 years ago.
    The next best time is today! :-)

  14. Johnny Galt

    Johnny Galt said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, they do grow. The sugar maple tree in front of our home is about 1-1/2 times as tall as it was in the 2001 pix in this photo. and our kids are all grown up and on their own too.

  15. wroady

    wroady said, over 2 years ago

    proczach, he’s using a spade, not a shovel at all, much better for digging a hole, increased leverage and all that.

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