Category Archives: Gardening

Nevertheless, she persisted

  It’s mid-August, and I’ve been gardening since early May. This morning as I deadheaded marigolds, removed wilt from the tomato plants, weeded, watered, pulled onions, and harvested broccoli, beans, peppers, and tomatoes, I realized I’m ready for a break … Continue reading

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Write by the Lake, Kentucky Music Festival and other Summertime Fun

Years ago I remember writing “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essays when I returned to school in the fall. At the time, I envied children whose families took vacations, traveling west to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Disneyland. … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Dulcimer music and groups, Gardening, music, Travel, Writing

The Gardener

My father was the gardener in our family. When people drove by our farm, they’d often see him in the garden wearing his trademark clothing, a faded long-sleeved blue work shirt, patched bib overalls, and a broad-brimmed straw hat on … Continue reading

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Consider the Lilies

The lilies in our front yard neither toil nor spin, but it does take a lot of effort to protect them from the deer. In the four years since buying this house, we’ve never seen this particular lily bloom because … Continue reading

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Garden Party!

I co-hosted a garden party today, although the folks who attended probably called it something else!  This spring and summer an older friend of ours has been under the weather, and her lawn and garden got a bit out of … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?hv

I grew up hearing that one shouldn’t plant a garden until after Mother’s Day because of the threat of frost, but this year it was impossible to wait that long. As these pictures confirm, I wasn’t the only one eager … Continue reading

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