Gardening & Housekeeping
August May Be a Test, Again

August May Be a Test, Again

The month of August – is a test wrote Richardson Wright in The Gardener’s Bed-Book. Anyone will garden in the spring, for there is no resisting the allure of it, and in the autumn, it is likewise no effort to arouse interest, but August is the time when many a...

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Make a Decision and Do the Chores

Make a Decision and Do the Chores

Chores matter. So, do the decisions to do them. If “Today is not a dress rehearsal for tomorrow,” let me make a good decision to use my time wisely in my autumn’s garden. A true truth, and good advice . . . but what does that mean in an autumn’s garden? Perhaps...

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Fear is Faith Too, Right?

Sister Mary Tricky  declared: Fear is faith that it won't work out. It’s a too-true-for-comfort parody of Hebrews 11:1-2: [Faith] is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even...

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Musings in May

Musings in May

Musing on A May Morning A little planting, a little putzing, and still I have time this May for musings on how much is blooming -- many more attractive things than the fungi. I want to go on record: May is Marvelous . . . the garden is fun, life is good. Today was a...

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Is A Sea Creature in My Garden?

Is A Sea Creature in My Garden?

Partly cloudy, warm temperatures, and new plants to plant: it was a perfect morning to transplant the Black-eyed Susan's I secured for half their inflated price! So, off I went – hoping to work more quickly than the welcomed warm sunshine could harm the little bit of...

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May Roses and the Tonic They Are

May Roses and the Tonic They Are

Overnight! Within twenty-four hours, May worked her magic, and the knock-out roses exploded with color – no fragrance. Their color, however, is so lush it jogged pleasant memories of soft, sweet smells. I’ve taken many photos of roses – so many of our Dallas rose bed...

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A Grand Visual, A Greater Gift

A Spring Visual A grand visual greeted me: the Bradford pears and other flowering trees, set against the still barren trees. Perhaps, it will be an inspiration for a painting? What a delight; less than a month ago, all were covered with heavy wet snow. A great gift...

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