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Dirt Talk

You’re not a realist  unless you believe in miracles. ~Anwar Sadat “Forgive me! I’m recovering from the holiday weekend but I need your help for the summer!” wrote a gardening client. The singular American summer festivity of Independence Day is … Continue reading

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I’m a Flower Child

“If you’re going to San Francisco…Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, sung by Scott McKenzie In the summer of 1967 over one hundred thousand young people descended … Continue reading

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Eleven Tips to Transplanting

“What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino It’s the time of year when kids are excitedly looking towards the play-filled days of summer while parents are wondering how they will juggle all of their children’s activities-swim meets, … Continue reading

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Garden Phone Booth

By Cynthia Brian “The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination.”  Thomas D. Church From the street, the white ranch style house of Michael Curtis belies the magnificence waiting to be discovered beyond the garden … Continue reading

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The Magic of May

“Harmony makes small things grow. Lack of it makes big things decay.” Sallust By mid May Mother Nature has waved her magical wand sprinkling glitter and glory among her growing children. No matter where you look, shrubs, trees, and landscapes … Continue reading

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May Play

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.” Rachel Carson The intoxicating waft of sweet jasmine filled my nostrils as I opened my front … Continue reading

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Purple Reign

“God gets mad if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”  Alice Walker, The Color Purple As I amble through my April garden, I know that God is very happy! Purple, the color of … Continue reading

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