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August 27, 2011

Follow Hosta’s at the Cleveland Zoo   Until you are overcome with shade, I think Hosta’s cannot be fully appreciated.  However, when you look at them in full bloom, their beauty becomes much more apparent.   While walking around the zoo, in Cleveland, Ohio, I could not help but admire the...
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In the Garden

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July 17, 2011

Follow Char’s Garden Charlotte, Kate’s Mother, loves her garden!  During a particularly difficult time, in both her life and mine, I had the privilege of watching over her little piece of Eden.  It brought me great joy and comfort to water her plants, when she was unable to do so.  Daily...
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June 4, 2011

Follow     Irises As Promised Completing our series on flower bulbs, in the garden, here are the irises, as promised.  In Lynchburg, Tennessee, we happened upon these beautiful irises, all growing along an old rod-iron fence.  The display of color was sublime.  Enjoy!                  ...
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May 11, 2011

Follow   The Hope of Sunshine and Warmth Though the calendar bid farewell to winter, Mother Earth seems determined to linger in her chilly, wet, windy mode, with snow flurries dotting the ground in May.  I had not expected to find such gloomy weather on this trip; naked trees, dead grasses,...
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April 16, 2011

Follow Wild Flowers       I love fields of wild flowers   Do cattails qualify as wild flowers?     Probably not, but they nonetheless make a great background for true wild flowers.   Queen Ann’s Lace — so perfectly named There is something so enthralling about flowers planted by...
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March 21, 2011

Follow   The Woman There was a knock at the door.  My first reaction was to call for Kate; but she had endured too many interruptions of late.  I looked down, at myself, to check that I was presentable, and walked to the front door.  I looked through the peep hole,...
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February 26, 2011

Follow Bromeliads in the Everglades   Driving through the Everglades, a field of greens and blues, you occasionally spot splashes of red, purple and yellow, clinging to the trees.   While not as beautiful as many of spices in our gardens, it is impossible to not be drawn to these air...
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January 24, 2011
In the Garden

Follow Mangos! Or at Least Mango Babies! “Native to southern Asia, especially eastern India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands, the mango has been cultivated, praised and even revered in its homeland since Ancient times. Buddhist monks are believed to have taken the mango on voyages to Malaya and eastern Asia in...
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December 6, 2010
In the Garden

Follow Such a Desire to Grow!       I was walking down Commercial Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, when I peeked into this garden, growing in-between a building.  If you look past the benches, you will see a very small area, where a few plants have been given free range, and with limited soil...
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November 19, 2010
In the Garden

Follow A Symphony of Color As we begin our yearly drive north, to celebrate Thanksgiving in New England, the palm trees begin to fade away, and evergreens start to dominate the landscape, along the highway.  The first changes actually comes in northern Florida, where an occasional Maple or Oak, has become...
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