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Impatience with Impatiens (repeat)

I love to grow flowers. I even love to grow flowers from seeds. When I was young, Mother would give me a packet of marigold and zinnia seeds, and I would plant them somewhere in the yard and one, two, … Continue reading

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Amaryllis

Several years ago, a friend of mine gave me an amaryllis bulb with elaborate instructions as to how I should plant it. The instructions stressed that the flower bulb was not supposed to be planted totally underground but that the top … Continue reading

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A Rose by any other Name

At one point of my home ownership, I was given a lovely rose-bush which I planted in the front yard. That rose was what I would call a traditional rose, like so many roses that are given as a gift … Continue reading

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Spring Pruning

I am not the most avid pruner in the world although I realize that plants need to be pruned before they get new growth in the spring. This morning, when I returned from exercising at the Y, I noted that there were … Continue reading

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Bromeliads

If you are lucky enough to have bromeliads in your yard, you are awakening this time of year to a burst of color that is unsurpassed at any other time of the year. Bromeliads bloom in July, but they burst … Continue reading

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The grass I Don’t Have

I enjoy working in my yard. I have spent hours cleaning the leaves from the flower garden in front. I have carefully pruned some of the perennials. I have fertilized when needed. The flowers are doing fine. It’s the grass … Continue reading

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Europe and Asia Bound

On Sunday, April 17th, Dimitris and I will board a Lufthansa plane, heading to Frankfurt, Germany, where we have a layover before flying to Athens, Greece, Dimitris’ hometown. We will be there two days before boarding another plane, an Emirates airliner … Continue reading

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