August Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day: Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market Baby Eggplant Halved, dusted, fried Velvet . . . On My Tongue My poetry for this month was delayed because of technical difficulties with WordPress’s picture uploading feature. Please forgive me, Carolyn Gail. If you’d like to read more musings, go to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago....

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First Garden Mentor: Edith Juanita

People with Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening, by Robin Chotzinoff is one of my favorite garden memoirs. Last night, for the third time, I read the rose rustling story with a huge smile on my face. I believe it influenced me to dive into old garden roses when...

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And Now, Green Tea with Carol

Carol from May Dreams Gardens and I decided to write dual posts. I thought it would be fun to get to know Carol better, so come in out of the heat, put down your grub hoe, grab a green tea, and sit with us for a spell. Why green...

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This Little Red Dirt Girl Went to Market

And here is what I bought. I’m crazy to plant anything in this heat. We’re at 100° now with a projected high of 102° tomorrow. My excuse is this coupon for $2.00 off each perennial. The new coleus will coordinate with some others already planted around Mary. The ones...

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My ‘Belinda’s Dream’ Rose Isn’t Happy

I think I know why, but figuring it out took most of the summer. Once I did, the solution was so simple that I owe her my most humble apologies. ‘Belinda’s Dream’ is one of the classiest and best roses I have. Due to her parentage, a cross between...

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The Diva Speaks

My older daughter, known herein as the Diva, has started her own blog. I wanted to give you all the heads up. She’s a talented writer, a yearbook editor, a voracious reader, and my girl Friday. I think she’s the best, but of course, I would. Check her out...

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