Bzzz Blog

A Salute to Mothers

My garden season continues to amaze me with old friends returning and fresh perspectives of what should and could be added. On this Mother's Day weekend I reflect on the similarities of Mothering a garden and the lessons my children have taught me. One of the things I  have learned is patience. Some times a new path or idea needs time to develop into something fabulous. Children always surprise you with their interests and desires. Currently my son plays in a rock band (who knew?) and is becoming a wonderful musician.I tried something new by removing much of the beloved...

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Patience and God’s Gifts

Garden lessons come often and with brilliance. While wandering around the homestead I spotted this sweet blossom , one of many upon a glossy leafed bush. Now, I had pondered this bush many times. It stands beneath my massive oak in our front yard. Many a time I believed it to be an opportune bush masquerading as one of my beloved Camellias  The leaves seemed similar but many bushes are wholly about their identity, preferring to stand quietly and hope no one notices them. How like life! But, in this case I only needed to be patient because now five years later here are the lovely blooms. Proving...

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Apple…Tree

One often wonders how they (and I do mean me) became so eccentric or individual (if you are being kind), often you just have to look to where you came from. As we like to quote in 4th grade, ". The apple does not fall far from the tree." So, as I pondered this question while visiting my parents in Jamaica, I chanced to gaze around their yard. That let me know all I needed to know. Fruit, flowers, nutritious tubers, and vegetables grow everywhere in their yard. This is the list of what is growing on their beautiful suburban lot: Coconuts, oranges, June plumbs, pumpkins, cocoas, football sized...

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