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As Summer Slips Away

Summer loosens her grip on us reluctantly in our part of Kentucky, snug on the southern shores of the Ohio River Valley. The heat and humidity claw at us through the month of August and  well into September. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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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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“Not yet,” Spring whispered. “Not just yet. But soon.”

A string of warm, bright days coaxed the jonquils and hyacinths and early tulips from their earthy slumber.  Happily, these sturdy plants are built for early spring because, as luck would have it, the warm weather was quickly followed by … Continue reading

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Break Out the Mittens, Here Comes Winter!

The weather map shows ominous arrows sweeping down from the frozen tundra of the North and pointing straight at our little slice of the Ohio River Valley later this week. This is when we realize (and usually quickly forget) that, … Continue reading

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Wrap Yourself in Daisies

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit…” ~e.e.cummings. Ms. Professor and I grew our first patch of these confident little daisies (actually Chrysanthemum carinatum) this year. They’ll definitely be … 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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Gardening Home Away From Home

Whenever we go on holiday, we like to scout out the cool garden shops in the places we’re visiting. Sometimes it takes a little bargaining with the kids. “We’ll give you 4 hours at the waterpark for an hour of … Continue reading

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