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A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.
The Silver Locks (1809)
by Felicia Hemans
“addressed to an aged friend”
Though youth may boast the curls that flow
In sunny waves of auburn glow;
As graceful on thy hoary head
Has Time the robe of honor spread,
And there, oh! softly, softly shed
His wreath of snow!
As frost-work on the trees display’d Read more
There are many possible answers to this question, and we could gather an assortment, yet no one might mention it. But the best response is so obvious to a few people that it’s really hard to believe it can be an impossible secret to everyone else!
Don’t you hate those kind of secrets? Read more
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The only thing we have learned from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
Problem #1: Most of us start doing things without a way of keeping it organized.
Thomas Jefferson kept a garden journal and so should you . . . or a folder or a 3-ring binder or something!
Ever had this experience? Where did I plant the . . . Read more
The reason this is called Sweet Box is it’s related to boxwood, which is the evergreen shrub people customarily make into balls and hedges. I knew about boxwood since I was young but I only saw the connection made last year. I never would have made it myself because the leaves and growth habit differ so much. I never would have thought of this plant as a boxwood (relative) for shade or a boxwood (relative) with fragrance. By the way, actual boxwoods stink. Smell one in case you never noticed! Read more