Gardening Glimpses

After the horribly dry and dusty autumn we have had, leaving everything parched and drying up, and the heat and turmoil generated by the most unhappy presidential election I can ever remember, it seemed very fitting that it all be wrapped in a swirling rain that came to just

Gardening Glimpses

Gardeners are no exception to the human tendency to want that we which do not have, including plants in our garden. Not so much the cost, because anyone with any budget can acquire a new cultivar that nobody else in our gardening circle has yet.

Gardening Glimpses

When my longtime friend and traveling companion, Mary Price, was approaching retirement from her job as an elementary school principal in 1999 (which seems only yesterday in retrospect but is actually 15 years ago), she was asked why she was taking this step.

Gardening Glimpses

One of my most treasured trees on this property is a beautiful (to me, and especially in autumn) Chinese tallow tree. It came to us here by accident, traveling in the soil of a blueberry bush we transplanted from our garden in town, when we moved out here in 1986.

Gardening Glimpses

A quick pre-breakfast trip to pick up the morning paper (which likely would have been postponed had we not wanted to gloat over the iconic feat of the Madison Central Jaguars’ two-in-a-row defeat of the football factory otherwise dubbed “the University of South Panola”) prove



I made a special effort to go hear Marshall Fisher speak at the Rotary Club of Jackson. I had never met the man and was eager to hear him speak.


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