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It is well with my garden

November 5, and it is well with my garden. Gradually, flowers are slowing down, but roses were still blooming in the blustery day that preceded yesterday’s rain. ‘Carefree Beauty’ seems to have come out of her slump of two months and is blooming freely now. She grows near two roses that...

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Too tired to post

I feel a post percolating about the fires and rebirth, but having just returned from GWA, I’m too tired to write it today. My home and garden were spared–the fire was several miles away–but many were not so lucky. Below are two recent posts from Fiskars and Lowe’s. If...

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Awaken your sense of child-like wonder

The weather is finally turning a bit, and I’ve been planting like a busy bee. Today, as I dug holes for an apricot tree and four shrubs (a forsythia, two red-twig dogwoods and a golden arborvitae), I thought about why I garden. I was covered with leaf mold, cotton...

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Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day, May 1, 2010

The Best Thing in the World What’s the best thing in the world? June-rose, by May-dew impearled; Sweet south-wind, that means no rain; Truth, not cruel to a friend; Pleasure, not in haste to end; Beauty, not self-decked and curled Till its pride is over-plain; Love, when, so, you’re...

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You really can garden anywhere

First, bear with me while I indulge in a bit of history. When I began to garden, I was nineteen years old, married and living outside Del City, Oklahoma (near Tinker Air Force Base) in a mobile home.  At the local Wal-Mart, I bought three rosebushes, their bare roots...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, March 16, 2010

Dear Carol, Mary Ann and all of our Gardening Friends, Well, Daylight Savings Time began two days ago.  So, today, I’m tired.  You wouldn’t think one little hour could make so much difference, would you? HH walked in the door from work last night with two, blue/green eggs in...

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Read any good books lately?

I have, and if you follow me on GoodReads.com, you might have already read my mini-reviews of these two books, but, in case you missed them . . . . Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of Sharon Lovejoy’s work.  For the past twenty years, I’ve...

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