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I have a tendency to overwater African violets. But when I tuck them in a sunny nook where I forget about them … voila! New green growth and several blooms in a lovely shade of purple.

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I may have let these plants get out of hand but for some reason I don’t mind. At least not yet. I do forsee a trim sometime soon.

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An impromptu lunch with items from the fridge, from the garden and homemade on the spot (Steve’s seasoned mayo). Feel very grateful to have access to such goodies.

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If I were to write about petunias I would be writing about my mother. She grew them in these narrow wooden raised beds my father made for her. It was easy for us to go out near dusk and pick the spent blooms. I think it was a pleasant activity for her. So each time I walk past this container and the others in the yard, I stoop to look for blossoms to pick and I think of her with a smile.

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red onions apple cider vinegar and thyme

It took me about a year but I finally stopped just dreaming and talking about pickling onions and finally just pickled the darn onions.

white onion red wine vinegar and oregano

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I think I have the most eclectic garden ever but the birds, bunnies, squirrels, possum and occasional wild turkey don’t seem to mind. Now I’m just waiting on the butterflies.

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Not from my garden but from a friend’s …

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… and this early spring they bloomed.

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