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Daffodils

On my way in to town, I drive by a south-facing bank where a hill had been cut back to make room...

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Wishes

One of my very first attempts to be a gardener came when I was about four years old, when Daddy was...

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2017 New Years’ Resolution

2017..."New Year – New You". It's a good time to look back on the last growing season and, of...

A Christmas Story Blog Image
A Christmas Story

This Christmas story wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the fact that I love my Wonderful...

Amnesia?  I Swear I Don’t Remember Planting It There! Blog Image
Amnesia?  I Swear I Don’t Remember Planting It There!

One of the pitfalls about trying to garden with native plants? Most plant identification books or...

A Smart Gardener? Blog Image
A Smart Gardener?

I've been trying to seriously garden for over thirty years and I am astonished at how much I still...

The Emma Gene Iris Blog Image
The Emma Gene Iris

Emma Gene, my late mother-in-law, took a perverse pride (to my mind anyway) in getting up very,...

A Daisy with an Identity Crisis Blog Image
A Daisy with an Identity Crisis

Just in case I am ever, ever tempted to brag about my gardening knowledge I will remember the...

Obedient?  Maybe…Maybe Not Blog Image
Obedient?  Maybe…Maybe Not

Most of my garden beds are full-shade; I have a few spots which are partly shady and very, very few...

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...

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...