#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for May, 2009

Sunflower Bouquets

As I write this, I am looking out over the beautiful draw behind my house. Wild sunflowers are blooming, all over the place, in perfect clumps that look like bouquets. I don’t remember them from last summer, which just goes to show you how easy it is to take natural beauty for granted.

And who knew there were so many varieties of sunflowers? I am particularly intrigued by a kind called Mexican–the petals are bright orange. There are many kinds of zinnias, too, I am discovering. I have pinwheels, puffs, and ‘cactus flower’ seeds. I sure hope my deck doesn’t

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Spring Weather

I am much more reconciled to the weather than I used to be! :) OK, I love sunshine, but we’re having rain in Spokane, both today and tomorrow. Rain to make my dahlias and tomatoes and zinnias grow! My upside-down tomato growing thing-a-majig is on it’s way–YES!

When I discover a new passion–in this case, gardening–I tend to get carried away. I’m already casting a speculative eye over an area of lawn over by the shop. Thinking of having the grass rototilled under, replaced with a row or two of corn, some salad makings, and a LOT of flowers. Because of

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From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.