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The Christmas Trees of 1914

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Drink the milk, but don’t kill the cow

“Tomate la leche, pero no mates la vaca.”                  Josephina Ramos                                                 “We make a living by what … Continue reading

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My Brother Has a Pair of Those

The Garden That Grows Memories “Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.”                Jean de Boufflers (1738-1815) I was touring a friend’s garden the other day and in the process, learned what we really grow when we care … Continue reading

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The United Nations of Gardening

THE THINGS THAT BIND US “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” May Sarton (1912-1995) Surprisingly enough, this whole … Continue reading

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Where have the 70’s Gone

THE DECADE OF LOOKING OUT “Not to wax nostalgic about the 1970’s, but back then people got upset when they saw injustice. They got tired of seeing our air, land and water polluted.”                           Senator John Kerry (1943 – Present)  “Any … Continue reading

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Plants like People

MY BOTANICAL MEMORY SYSTEM “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”                                        Confucius (551-479 AD) You are looking at one … Continue reading

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The Orange that Reminds Me

WHEN THE GRIEVING IS PAST “A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”              Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928-) It’s May again and I know this because the deep orange deciduous azaleas are blooming throughout … Continue reading

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