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The Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd posted forty things to give up for Lent. I am blogging each of the 40 days of Lent as I reflect on what to give up. 559 more words

I've Been Away Too Long, But I'm Back to Gardening Now

I  have been sick, but I’m back to writing and blogging.  Meanwhile, for my friends farther north, here are some of the flowers blooming in my yard now: 321 more words

Flowers & Flowering Shrubs

Proliferation: The Self-seeded Garden


When we moved into our home in November of 2004 the only garden beds were foundation plantings. The present gardens began in 2005 with a modest creation of a garden bed adjacent to our driveway and the road. 108 more words


Shade Impatiens ‘Bouncing’ Back!

Gardeners’ hearts sank when they realized that the much loved shade impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) really was not a good choice for them any more. 541 more words


Planted Busy Lizzies

Planted Busy Lizzies

Yesterday (in April 2009) was such a warm day that I spent a couple of hours on my balcony planting the two tubs of Busy Lizzies that I bought at the supermarket last Saturday. 342 more words



The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

William Blake