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The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread. ~ Andy Rooney



The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr


There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. ~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca


I leave Monday for a quick trip to Northern Michigan. I know there won’t be any flowers, but these hydrangeas from my mom’s backyard always made me think of home. So excited to be heading north!!


Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine


Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
~ Lao Tzu

hollyhocks©lisahudson - click to enlarge

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~ John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~ Iris Murdoch


The sunflower is mine, in a way. ~ Vincent van Gogh

octopus agave © Lisa Hudson

Our octopus agave is blooming…which is good and bad.  It’s good because it’s a pretty spectacular display. The flower stalk could be about 15 feet tall when it reaches it’s peak height, and will be covered in golden yellow flowers.  The bad thing is agave only blooms one time during their lifespan and once the bloom is finished, the plant will die.  We estimate this one to be between 10 to 15 years of age.