Sunday, April 20, 2008


Often after a particularly tough day at work I retreat to the garden when I come home. It helps me to clear my head. I get lost in the successes and failures of things I have planted and marvel at nature's mysteries. From the time I bought my house I always had a cluster of grape hyacinth that I could see from my kitchen window. This year I can find only two or three of them. I have no idea what happened to them and have resorted to blaming it on last year's landscaper who didn't know the difference between a weed and a flower. He's gone (fired him last fall) and apparently the grape hyacinth are too. Curiously, grape hyacinth are actually not Hyacinths at all. They are members of the Lily family. Yet another mystery!

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