Hitting the Reset Button

One of the virtues I try to cultivate in life is persistence. I have never liked to quit, even in the middle of a project that has suddenly gone bad. Somehow when I’m flat on my behind (metaphorically speaking) I can always hear my father’s voice saying “Finish the job, kid!” and I get back

Propagating Daffodils and Other Bulbs

I have always included daffodils in my herb gardens. I know – they’re not really herbs but I can’t do without their cheerful presence in my spring garden. There’s something magical about daffodils, freesia, lilies, and other flowering bulbs appearing from bare soil so early in the year. Another thing I love about bulbs is

But Will it Grow Here?

Ah, the joys of browsing through the spring garden catalogs! To a dyed-in-the-wool gardener like me, these pages of luscious plant photos are as stimulating as a Godiva Chocolates catalog is to a choc-aholic. It doesn’t take me long to develop a list of plants I would love to order for my garden. Then the

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You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

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