If I’m not mistaken, WordPress usually sends its bloggers a message on the anniversary date of their first blog post. Either that didn’t happen this year, or I missed it somehow. This is a bit like having your mother forget your birthday.

We’re 6 Years Old Today!

When my kids were little I used to watch Sesame Street with them. Sesame Street was much better back then, in the early 90s. Not that I’ve been watching it so much lately, but maybe when we have grandchildren.

A Visit to Casa Mariposa – and an Allium Winner

After leaving our friends in Maryland, we drove over to Front Royal, Virginia, at the northern end of the Skyline Drive. On the way we stopped at the northern Virginia garden of our friend Tammy, author of the vastly entertaining garden blog Casa Mariposa. Tammy warned that there wasn’t a lot of color in her …

Separation (From My Laptop) Anxiety

I had to send my laptop off to the Computer Mother Ship, also known as the Best Buy computer repair center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gardener Question Time

I’m very flattered that John at A Walk in the Garden and Snow Bird at Gardens and Wildlife¬†nominated me for the Leibster Award. This is one of a number of awards that garden bloggers give to each other as gestures of appreciation. If you enjoy my blog, I heartily recommend that you also check out …

A Few More Pictures From the Portland Fling

Rhone Street Gardens     The adjoining gardens of Joanne Fuller and Linda Ernst   Floramagoria   Just today, Judy took 750 photographs. ¬†Heading home to Chicago early tomorrow morning. More to come.

Maximize Your Optimization!

Dear Spam Author, First of all, let me say how flattered I am by the many kind comments you have written on my website. I’m so pleased that you advise all your “facebook buddies” to read my site! Also, I cannot thank you enough for your generous offers of assistance. Although I was a little …