Parlor Maple

Expressing Ourselves With Gardening

This is one of my favorite photos of three of our Grandchildren.  Last spring, when they lived in Pensacola, Florida, we planted seeds together and grew our own vegetables at Nana’s house.  We started with tomatoes, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, kale, and even zucchini!  The kids and I kept a notebook listing all the seeds we …

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Ronovan’s Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge-Stress & Hold

I would like to thank Ronovan for sponsoring this weekly event that challenges us to embrace the beauty found in the patterns of words.  This is one of my favorite challenges and I have grown in my writing because of it.  Thank you Ronovan! Here is my Haiku for this week:   From Ronovan Writes: FOR …

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Pixel Prose Challenge–Autumn’s Last Blush

Amanda, from Unique Art Chic sponsors a weekly challenge that evokes so many feelings from me each time I see her work.  Her awe-inspiring photography along with her prose never fails to amaze me!  You must see what she did this week by clicking here. My contribution this week suggests that even here the polar …

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Parlor Maple Madness

        I am fascinated by the Parlor Maple “Thompsonii” (Abutilon Pictum ‘Thompsonii’) which is a tender evergreen shrub.  I planted this shrub in May and it has grown like crazy.  It will grow as tall as 8 feet in sun to part shade.  The light orange blooms striped with dark orange are …

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