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September’s Warm Embrace

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson If April is the cruelest month, as T.S.Eliot suggested, September may be the kindest. And September in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Sharing the Garden-Passing Along Love & Blisters

I often think about gardening with my mom and grandmother when I was young. Time has softened the experience now, but the (hard) time spent in the garden as a wayward youth was usually as punishment. Failure to do chores? … Continue reading

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The Garden Lies Waiting

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When March arrives, our green thumbs start to itch. (Okay, let’s be honest, our green thumbs start to itch in January.) But in March, we can really hear the garden calling. Partly because the days are getting longer. Partly because our … Continue reading

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Winter still. But, perhaps, in those brief slants of sunlight, we see the beginnings of spring!

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In Which Winter Reminds Us Not To Jump The Gun

The Cold has settled in and seems determined to sit a spell. The Professor and I had been lamenting the fact that we’d had such a mild winter. Foolish mortals. We’ve been reminded (quite harshly) that February is still a winter … Continue reading

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Honey, Put the Kettle On, We Have Visitors!

The combination of a recent snowfall, coupled with a heavy application of black-oil sunflower seeds to the bird feeders, turned our backyard into quite the beehive…or…aviary of activity. The guests were well-behaved (for the most part) except for this gang … Continue reading

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Cosmos: A Gardentime Odyssey

“Let’s go wait out in the fields of the ones we love…” ~The National As the flowers wind down for the year, petals shriveling, stems and leaves hunched against the chilly October mornings, the Cosmos is still radiant, shooting up … Continue reading

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