Gardening, Joy, and Gratitude

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“The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  David Steindl- Rast For a lot of folks, gardening is a pleasurable hobby that relieves stress. It’s an activity where you can be both productive and bring beauty into the world. But I’m curious to know,[...]

Garden Psalm

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I seldom reveal my spiritual side, even to those whose conversations are full of  “blessings.” Much has happened since I wrote this, but I wouldn’t change a word. People said my recent post “My Circuitous Route to Writing Success” took courage. My honest response: Not as much as this one! Garden Psalm                                                                       April, 2000 The Creator of the Universe awaited my[...]

Show your Love with Local: 5 ways to survive Valentine’s Day floral insanity

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“I’m delighted to introduce my colleague and friend, Debra Prinzing, as a Guest Contributor. Debra is the force behind educating American consumers about the importance of purchasing cut flowers from American flower growers. Through her Slow Flowers directory and pod cast, she is helping American flower growers survive and thrive, while at the same time,[...]