Zinnias Hit the Big-Time!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Family, Gardening | 0 comments

Bill and I took the kids to the Biltmore Estate this past weekend. We were in Asheville for the weekend anyway, and I had seen a commercial advertising that kids get in free with a paying adult through Labor Day. Not only was it a great opportunity to take the kids, it was also perfect timing for me to see the gardens in all their magnificent glory. I’ve been able to tour the estate a couple of times, once when I was 12 (when my parents took...

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Growing Kids Beat Out a Growing Garden

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Family, Gardening, Parenting | 1 comment

I walked out to my garden after being away for 5 days for our summer trip to Ohio, and couldn’t help but get a little discouraged. It seems like no matter how hard I try to keep up with the weeding, by the time the end of July rolls around, my garden plot is mostly just a big square of grass. I blame the high heat and humidity. After all, who wants to be out hoeing and pulling weeds when you’re dripping with sweat within minutes? Plus, I...

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