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Many Thanks


Thanks to all of you who have read my new book (Never Alone). For those of you that haven’t I invite you to go to Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com or another book outlet (locally it’s at the Museum of the Albemarle) and … Continue reading

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Hummingbird attractants for sunny places


People often ask me which plant attracts hummingbirds best. That certainly depends. Sun vs shade is usually my first response. Annual or perennial is the next. For this piece I’ll concentrate on sun loving plants. My favorite sun loving annuals … Continue reading

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New versions of Never Alone are now available


The eBook version of Never Alone can now be obtained by Kindle and Nook enthusiasts. In the Elizabeth City area it can also be purchased in the gift shop at the Museum of the Albemarle. Please let people know they … Continue reading

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Life experiences become an important component of education


We are nearing the end of another school year. One thing teachers always try to do is reflect back upon what worked and what didn’t work. If something wasn’t successful, we always ask ourselves why it wasn’t. How could we … Continue reading

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Short or tall, Zinnias dazzle in the garden and the vase


I can’t think of an easier flower to grow than zinnia. When I was a kid we always had the old fashioned tall growing types. I think my mom still has some pictures of my sister and I standing next … Continue reading

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Hard copies of Never Alone are now available on Amazon.com.


The book has not been fully released yet. Electronic versions are not yet available and it’s not up on the Barnes and Noble site as of today. I figure within another month all versions will be available. Well, it’s been … Continue reading

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Spiderwort is a low maintenance native perennial


Some people call them widow’s tears. Others confuse them with daylilies. Still others have never even heard of them. Spiderworts are tough native plants that don’t choke out the rest of your garden residents. Our most common one is the … Continue reading

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