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Update on the Hydrangea Bed

Well, what a week off from school this is turning out to be.  One might think that I would be resting and relaxing.  But such is not the case.  I had told Mark, the better half, that I would be

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The Proposed Hydrangea Bed

After Mother died, I was walking down the driveway at the Windy Knoll and wondered what would happen to all of her beautiful hydrangeas that line that walk.  Many were “strutting their stuff” (Mother’s saying).  I thought of the shady

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Gardening in Conyers

My husband loveS to garden…well, at least when he is getting the site ready for planting and the actual planting, but he fails to be a diligent weeder. He usually produces a bountiful harvest of veggies for our table and

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Daddy’s Garden 2014 Edition

At 89 years young, Daddy has scaled back the size of his garden.  I can remember the times when he would haul tomatoes to the house by the wheelbarrow full.  Wow, was that ever work!  But, the rewards during the

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New Bloomers Found

NOTE from Russ Austin: I am sorry I just have to add this to Beth’s post, I did not talk to her about this but it is to funny. Beth has several NEW post to put up. But the title

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Enjoying Tomatoes…from Mrs. Crumly’s published writings.

Remember last February when John and I both planted tomato seed and mine came up but John’s didn’t? Well, I nurtured those tiny plants along and got them in the garden at the right time.  Those tiny seeds have furnished

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Gardening Time

It is that time of year again.  I can just hear Mother asking Daddy what they would do with all the vegetables that were coming out of the garden.  Well, Daddy’s garden is much smaller than it used to be

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Mother’s Cherished Bloomers

Update:  Mother sat up a long while yesterday.  Her bed transformed into a recliner!  She had some company of family and a most cherished friend.  That friend knows who she is and Mother is so happy that you came.  Continue

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New Bloomers at the Windy Knoll

Update:  Mother was extremely sick yesterday. Her pneumonia is being very stubborn. She asked for me to come to the hospital in the late evening and I came.  She said she knew when the pneumonia broke and then she rested

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A Walk in Mother’s Front Yard

Guest Writer:  Beth Littlejohn While I was staying at the Windy Knoll earlier this week I took time to see what was blooming in the front of the house and ohhhhh my, was I in “hog heaven”! The first thing

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Billie & John Crumly 1945 Part of what Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation"