Mrs. Herman McKenzie

Gardening Glimpses

“Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” It was the statesman Adlai Stevenson who brought this ancient Chinese proverb back into the current consciousness, when he used it in his tribute at the memorial service for Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1960s.

Gardening Glimpses

If you were asked to name the oldest plants in the world, in conversation with fellow gardeners, or watching a round of “Jeopardy” and matching wits with the contestants, you would likely say the redwoods or sequoias of the Pacific Coast, or maybe the bristlecone pines of the

Gardening Glimpses

A younger-generation gardening friend from Louisiana, adept with her smartphone, whether flower portraits or landscape scenes, frequently sends her newest or best in bloom, paying me the compliment of never identifying the plant, while telling me the best qualities of this

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