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Hope Springs Up

Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!

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Persevering for Peppers

Perseverance  - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious  success. Ambrose  Bierce   Some of you, who have been following my blog a little while, may remember my post titled Behold Our First Pepper. It was an account of the unfortunate discovery that my first pepper plants bought here in Okinawa were not the… Continue reading Persevering for Peppers

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How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)

Do  not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is  left of the old. -Winston Churchill How do you save these seeds? This was the question I was asked after I posted a reflective blog entry called, "I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil". My husband was the… Continue reading How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)

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I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil

Life  is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let  us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live  better in the future. William Wordsworth I am an heirloom gardener on foreign soil. Originally from Texas, I have Hispanic and Jewish… Continue reading I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil