Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day–October

“She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last. All the strong things of her heart came out in her body, that had...

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GTS and Sunday Stroll: Iseli Nursery

As it states in its brochure, Iseli Nursery sits at the bottom of Mount Hood in Boring, Oregon.  The views surrounding the nursery are inspiring, and in the clouded light of midday,  the effect was magical.  However, I wish I could bring you “smell-a-vision.”  The scent of pines, cypress,...

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Sunflower Salutations

A perfect, early fall day bathed in blue.  The sun is shining.  Only a few marshmallow clouds gliding across the sky.  Standing in the middle of the garden, feet firmly planted on solid ground, turn your face toward the sun with your arms flung out at your sides.  Palms...

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Wanda’s Brave New World

A misty fog sweeps in from Puget Sound enshrouding plants with a cool fall blanket.  Established shrubs and perennials rarely need watering even at the height of the summer season. Sounds like garden paradise doesn’t it?  It is. Regular visitors to this blog know my dear friend, Wanda F.,...

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For Those of You Still With Me

As you may have noticed the site has been up and down all week, a metaphor for my week in general.  ASW and I have had a stomach virus which is still lingering.  I’m dealing with site issues, and I’m trying to leave town for the Garden Writers Syposium...

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I Want My . . . I Want My GTV!

My apologies to Dire Straits. “G” may be for Garden, but apparently HGTV hasn’t learned its ABCs. A disturbing trend of Home and Garden Television is its continued emphasis on the home; selling/buying or remodeling (as if any of that truly spoke of “home”) at the expense of any...

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Rural Oklahoma Backroads

So, I ask you, why was I out this morning in my ratty tatty shorts, an OU Professional Writing t-shirt, and my Nikon D40X slung around my neck? I’m sure that I looked pretty funny awful to the Edmond Electric guys as they topped the foggy hill in their...

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