garden

Pears

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  People either love pears or they don’t. There is no middle ground. Little babies shiver and spit them out and rub them in their eyes with their little fists. They know they have been tricked. My mother used to make a little salad to go above each knife when she set the table for […]

Harvest Lessons Once Again

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  journal entry: I have long had a favorite poem. It is titled Red Geraniums by Martha Haskell Clark. In its three verses is found a precious reminder. That reminder is to be thankful for everything, learn to enjoy simple things and see the spiritual in whatever comes.  Watching my family harvesting potatoes brought it to mind. The first […]

End-of-Summer Flowers

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   journal entry: It takes an entire summer to grow flowers. When they are at their peak . . . fall sneaks in.  That is why I am cutting like crazy and enjoying them in the house. I really didn’t expect much this season. In the spring we moved the cutting garden perenials from what […]

Why I Love My Cutting Garden

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  journal entry: Fresh flowers change everything. They soften things. They bring smells and colors into the house. In the spring we moved my cutting garden to a new location where it has more sun. The growing trees had, little by little, made the perennial flowers in the cutting garden struggle to grow. Grandpa prepared […]