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Mothers, Daughters & Gardens

My daughter, Katie, told someone the other day that she is everything she is today because of me. My heart swelled. A few days later, I was driving up the long driveway at my mom’s house and, as I admired her beautiful gardens, I thought, I am the person I am today because of her,… Continue reading Mothers, Daughters & Gardens


Lycoris squamigera – a Summer Surprise

Surprise! It’s that time of summer when suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, the enchanting flowers of Lycoris squamigera magically appear in gardens. There are many common names for these flowers – Resurrection lilies, surprise lilies, magic lilies, and my favorite, when it is written on a note and left on my desk at the garden… Continue reading Lycoris squamigera – a Summer Surprise