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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...

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...