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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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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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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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dianthus
viola
pansy

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I’m all about bringing nature indoors. That’s why its been such fun this winter to sip tea and to work with images in the public domain, as well as my own photography, to update my redbubble shop. I selected several artists whose works moved me personally and sorted through merchandise I would actually use. First up … William Morris.

I’m a fan of Morris’s bright, bold prints but I liked these for their unfinished quality and the softness of the colors. Very soothing to me. See what you think when you visit the shop.

And you can learn more about Morris via this Wikipedia page.

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