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Marie White’s Bearded Irises

Many, many years ago an older woman, an artist, lived across the street from me. We never really talked, just smiled and waved. Then one day she moved away to a nursing home. A year or so later, she called … Continue reading

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Bookstore happiness

Happiness is unexpectedly discovering a used bookstore while on a research road trip! I’m trying to curb my book-buying appetite (running out of room, plus I have a book to write) but I succumbed to getting, “The Unknown Gertrude Jekyll,” … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden

Recently on a very hot day in New York City, Linda & I discovered a landmark to a woman set in a water lily pond surrounded by concentric circles of beautiful gardens– a memorial fountain to Frances Hodgson Burnett, a … Continue reading

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Irises and Cicadas

Oh, my, we spent the morning, despite the in-and-out-rain at the Presby Iris Garden, Montclair, NJ–gorgeous!!!! Although it’s named in honor of a man, a woman–Barbara Walther–was the driving force in establishing the spectacular iris garden. Born in Chicago in … Continue reading

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