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Flanders Field and Poppies

Do you remember wearing artificial red poppies in honor of Armistice Day (November 11) celebrating the end of WWI? It seems so long ago. After WWII the holiday was renamed Veterans Day. I haven’t seen one of those poppies in a long time. I don’t even know who gave them to us, but all the school kids had them. We really didn’t even realize the significance of the day, but we liked the flowers. (more…)

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Good Enough to Eat

This is an article that I wrote for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal several years ago. It may explain why I’m so excited about joining an Herb Society.

My father once accused me of only wanting to grow things I could eat. While that’s not entirely true, I have to admit that I do love to grow plants that are both beautiful and useful. I’ve been a veggie grower for many years, but I have only recently discovered that growing herbs can be even more satisfying. It began when a friend extolled the wonders of pesto. I thought I’d give it a try only to discover that it required a significant quantity of basil. The herb in that amount was too expensive at the local produce counter for me to risk using in an experiment. (more…)

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