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The Faithful Wheelbarrow

The Faithful Wheelbarrow

I had completed first grade when my parents announced we were moving. City life had its perks such as the abandoned grocery store parking lot where we could wear out bike tires riding in circles or the alleys behind the houses that yielded all sorts of mysteries to investigate. My journey to school covered about […]

Magnolia Leaf Control

The Leaf Thingy (8)

Many years ago, in a moment of weakness, I agreed to the purchase of a dwarf magnolia tree for our tiny plot of land. Just off the driveway between two mature pines sat a small space that I hoped would limit the sunshine reaching the tree and guarantee its classification as a miniature magnolia. The […]

Proper Footwear in the Garden

Proper Footwear in the Garden

I asked Facebook friends, “Do you wear crocs or crocs-like shoes while doing yard and garden work?” Responses indicate that people’s choices in garden footwear include flip-flops, crocs and crocs-knockoffs, tennis shoes, rubber boots, and steel-toed boots. One forward-thinking responder commented, “Neither for me – live in a condo and semi-retired!” The trigger for this […]