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November 27, 2017
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Vita in November and December

Damp, chilly, end-of November/early-December days call for the kind of coziness that can only be achieved by curling up in a warm place with a hot drink and a good book.  In my case, the most recent book was Stephanie … Continue reading

August 4, 2014
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Beautiful Balloons

Lately the balloon flower—Platycodon grandiflorus—has been stalking me. As I wander through garden centers in search of mid-summer bargains, the inflated buds pop out from the pallets. A neighbor’s border overflows with a blue-flowered variety. Last week, on a visit … Continue reading

May 19, 2014
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Book Review: Virginia Woolf’s Garden

At this time of the year I want to spend every waking minute in the garden. Unfortunately many of those waking minutes must be spent doing the necessary chores of life, like making money. To add insult to that injury, … Continue reading