Category Archives: flowers

Lunching on Joe Pye Weed in the east garden

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The day lilies have landed

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“The visible and the in-” by Marge Piercy

Some people move through your life like the perfume of peonies, heavy and sensual and lingering. Some people move through your life like the sweet musky scent of cosmos so delicate if you sniff twice, it’s gone. Some people occupy … Continue reading

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Orchids and Tai Chi

Yesterday I went to an orchid sale at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It was at the closing of their annual orchid show and all plants (with a few exceptions) were $10 each. We stood in long lines, there was quite … Continue reading

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T’ai Chi on a bed of roses

There were rose petals all around. My guess— the floral remains of a weekend wedding or at the very least, of a weekend photo shoot for a wedding. Someone said they saw a ribbon adorned with small pearls laying about … Continue reading

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Temporary slice of nirvana

In the garden all day. Putting out fresh compost in the back and front gardens, smelling the newly opened peonies every time I passed them. I walked nearly three and a half miles in the six hours I was out … Continue reading

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Syringa’s reluctance to dally with Pan

My mother was neither a gardener, nor a lover of nature. In fact, once she had a construction guy who was doing some cement work in the neighborhood, come to our house and lay cement over our entire backyard. A … Continue reading

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