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Enjoy the simple pleasures of summer


A look out the kitchen window into the flower garden this morning revealed the usual lilies, zinnias and petunias in bloom. The tiger lilies green buds hang down waiting for their turn to open. In this hot, dry season I’m lucky to have color.

Listening to the spit, spit, spit of the sprinkler rotating on the vegetable garden, I move to the patio for a bowl of cereal and hope something new might be blooming in the flower garden. Then I saw it, the garden phlox is starting to show color.

Late last summer I planted two. I’ve had them before, but as many plants, they either didn’t perform...

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