Category Archives: Lessons from the Garden

A Forgotten Love

I knew the weeds were growing taller but I have tried not to notice as I pass the garden on my way to the barn each day. It was hit hard by hail in mid August and I have abandoned … Continue reading

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What to Do When Nothing Blooms

There it was – swaying in the cold wind that came whipping around the house – a single bloom. Today is the first of May and usually by now my iris blooms have begun to fade and make way for other spring … Continue reading

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Barren and Covered with Waste

I love working in my garden while watching a beautiful October sunset change the sky from a burnt orange that reflects gold on fading grass to a brilliant scarlet and finally departs the horizon, leaving it lingering in a violet … Continue reading

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Untended Gardens

Usually by now the dried and tussled tops of my iris leaves have been trimmed back neatly and annuals and gladiolas overflow my flowerbeds with color.  I have several flowerbeds and each one is different and each one is special. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Friends

I have a mounted copy of this beautiful picture hanging in my kitchen.  It was given to me by a dear friend and it is a picture of my garden. When I gaze at the picture I still marvel at … Continue reading

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Winter Roses

Two weeks ago I purchased a beautiful little miniature rose bush from Walmart- or rather I rescued the plant from Walmart.  I have watered it and kept it on my kitchen window sill where it has rewarded my tender care … Continue reading

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Blinded by Beams

July 9 and still no rain. Hot winds and soaring temperatures absorb any moisture that we pump from the ground to water the parched land. Flowers beds that are usually masses of blooms and color now only have a few … Continue reading

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