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Decatur Garden Tour

I volunteered a few hours of my time at the Decatur Garden Tour last weekend, specifically at a garden with pool and beautifully cared for antique roses. Pat Maddux, owner and gracious hostess, spent the entire shift with us volunteers. … Continue reading

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Reunion, Skater Aid and gardens

The reunion is with an older painting that had been stored in various homes for 20 years, a friend returned it last night. One of my favorites, it’s wonderful to have it back and I plan on hanging it in … Continue reading

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Summer eatin’ and southern history

See these apples? You’d never buy them in the store- they look wormy, scarred with whatever diseases the poor Liberty tree got this year, and they’re blackened in places. They even have weird protusions that must have something to do … Continue reading

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Dog and cat days

August is here in full blazing heat. I haven’t painted in a week and need to stretch more canvas panels. The garden, with a little weeding to give everything some air, is bountiful after all the rains of early spring … Continue reading

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Wet strawberries, tractors and canvas panels

It’s not always evident to the home gardener how much time goes into actual picking. Life is dictated by weather and gathering the fruits of one’s labor – which becomes just more laborious. I’ve been out almost daily to pick … Continue reading

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Drawings and berry season

It’s strawberry season and the 50 plants have taken over two of my garden plots. That’s about 10′ x 30′ total. The asparagus and blueberries are competing for space and I’m too lazy to weed. So I go in there … Continue reading

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New paintings of Umbria and Strawberry season

My gardens are fruity- the apple trees still have tiny apples that haven’t yet been decimated by worms or copper rust, the strawberry beds are producing faster than I can pick them. And I’ve been eating asparagus every week since … Continue reading

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Diversionary car talk…and gardens

I say diversionary, because I’m supposed to be out in the garden digging up violets in my newest plot. Almost finished with digging and planting. No back strain, thanks to yoga and lap swimming. So back to cars. I’m on … Continue reading

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Carrots in December

as someone who’s failed to grow these in the dense, clay soil of Georgia, it’s always a minor miracle when I can succeed at getting decent carrots to thrive in my gardens. When I lived in the midwest near a river, I … Continue reading

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summer

the second year bumper crop of strawberries. I made this tart for a party. Do not use frozen berries, but do use a food processor for the crust–it works! gardens alive/early kale and mizuna is still flourishing in 90 degree … Continue reading

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