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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...

A Cinderella Story Blog Image
A Cinderella Story

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

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...

Countless Shades of Green Blog Image
Countless Shades of Green

For most of my gardening life, I followed these steps in selecting and planting: (1) Go to the...

Creating a Gardener Blog Image
Creating a Gardener

Now, anyone who starts up a conversation with me will quickly find out that I love to garden. My...

Devil’s Walking Stick Blog Image
Devil’s Walking Stick

When we first bought our property, it was an impenetrable jungle of autumn olives, floribunda roses...

A More Elegant Milkweed Blog Image
A More Elegant Milkweed

I garden for two main reasons: (1) because I can't help myself and (2) wildlife. For the...

Proof That I Love My Wonderful Husband Blog Image
Proof That I Love My Wonderful Husband

When we moved into our house, my Wonderful Husband insisted that he had to bring along his black...