Well, I Am Hopeful

Well, I Am Hopeful

My neighbor deflected the compliment; answering, Well, I am hopeful, when some remarked upon my friend’s goodly gardening ambitions.  She is a prodigious and productive gardener; plus she generously shares when she divides her bounty.  No garden or  flower bed ever...
They Don’t Bloom in August

They Don’t Bloom in August

“Wait,” I said to Doug, “they don’t bloom in August.” I thought I was seeing things on our walk. Hurrying toward the old towering magnolia, I was focused on a pristine bud  amongst dark green foliage. That just shouldn’t be there, I told myself, thinking the...