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Weirdest plant ever: Welwitschia mirabilis Blog Image
Weirdest plant ever: Welwitschia mirabilis

Even without the sunglasses and necktie (courtesy of the biologists at Indiana University’s Jordan...

Gifted with Friendship Blog Image
Gifted with Friendship

Gifts come in all sizes and shapes; so does friendship. My friend D works across the hall from my...

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Slime flux looks like spittlebugs on steroids

A few weeks ago a friend touched base to see what might be creating an astounding amount of frothy...

A Blanket of Rose Petals Blog Image
A Blanket of Rose Petals

We all have trials in life, and our latest one happened in the end of August.  My mom's health...

Fall Crops for Redeeming the Summer Garden Blog Image
Fall Crops for Redeeming the Summer Garden

I went and did the thing that happens to some long-time gardeners now and then: I gave up on my...

Composting and the Invasion of Evil Alien Worms Blog Image
Composting and the Invasion of Evil Alien Worms

This is my first blog, so I thought I'd start with a brief introduction. I live on 3.5 acres just...

Houseleeks, Anyone? Blog Image
Houseleeks, Anyone?

If you are looking for a nearly indestructible plant, the old-fashioned Hen-and-Chicks (Sempervivum...

Getting Older, Not Wiser Blog Image
Getting Older, Not Wiser

As one grows older, one is supposed to grow wiser. I think that really means that we start...

A Cinderella Story

My Wonderful Husband mentioned it was "meteorological autumn" today. I looked at him somewhat...

New use for hanging baskets Blog Image
New use for hanging baskets

Outside of Keplinger Funeral home in Hartford City, Indiana, I saw these pear trees that appeared...

It’s the Little Things that Count Blog Image
It’s the Little Things that Count

When we were re-doing the garden by our front sidewalk Memorial Day 2016 (see my blog "Countless...

Sightseeing on I-64 Blog Image
Sightseeing on I-64

Wonderful Husband and I made a trip to St. Louis last weekend, driving on I-64. Since we'd taken...