Indomitable Will of Plants

December 14, 2008

Even with the onslaught of winter, some flowers refuse to yield to nature. They won’t give in despite the overwhelming forces aligned against them. Yes, I’m granting powers to plants — thinking, free will, emotions — that to our knowledge don’t exist.


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Pot Room Confinement

November 9, 2008

Every spring I start filling up the front porch with potted plants. The porch extends the width of our 1920s Craftsman house, so there are long wide ledges begging for greenery. The back deck next to the small goldfish pond gets a few plants too. I gravitate toward the tropical and cold-sensitive, mostly begonias because […]

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