#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2009

Such is my fixation

I have begun to order plants–and planters–for next year. This gardening bug seems to be here to stay.

The plants are roses–three of the lovely, deep red Veterans Honor rose, a great favorite of my dad’s. My stepmother sent me one of these roses last fall, but alas, it did not survive that wicked December weather. I tried hard to resurrect it, but it’s not going to happen. Come fall (or spring, depending on the planting instructions), I will try again. I also ordered English roses in pink and yellow, along with several varieties bred to thrive in containers. I

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Seeds and Sprouts

I actually have a yellow crookneck squash almost ready to harvest, and my Swiss chard is growing before my very eyes. There will soon be tomatoes aplenty, along with zuchinni and eggplant and green peppers. I have a regular herb garden growing right on the deck–it’s great fun to make tea or add dill to fresh fish and rosemary to chicken. (Now that I’m Not Smoking–okay, I can’t resist boring you with updates once in a while–food is much more appealing. I’m trying my best to eat fresh, whole foods and to experiment more.)

I bought some tea and coffee

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.

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