#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

In-between blog

Hello, there, friends, Romans and country(wo)men.  I’m racing through Chapter 3 of the new book today, but since I happen to be on lunch break, I decided to post a few words.

Jeremy planted all the spring bulbs yesterday, and they’re already popping up, in riotous color, in my very fertile imagination.  Trust me to get the gardening bug when the season is ending–totally typical.  :)  This morning I ordered a special grow-light gizmo so I can start zinnias and heirloom tomato plants in late February or early March–nothing like planning ahead.  I’m definitely growing a patio garden again, too.

A contingent has been sent to Taco John’s for lunch–I am definitely ready for a casual feast.

The weather is turning chilly, but the sun still shines, and to me, that is the perfect weather.

I’ll announce the winners later today, so check back.  :)

8 comments to “In-between blog”

  1. Norma Stanforth
      · October 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm · Link

    HI Linda,
    It must be nice to be able to plant your flowers and plane on your tomatoes in February or March, i use to was able to plant my flowers and garden put not any more but i enjoy other people flowers and my son brings me garden veg. Not now because the growing season is over now.But it was good while it last.
    Linda, how is your friend doing? She is still on my prayer list and i keep you in my prayers also. Take care and God bless you and have a good week.
    Norma :wink:

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · October 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm · Link

    We Gardners here in the Deep South have an almost continuous growing season, but there are lovely things that don’t like it down here, like tulips. They are beautiful the first year planted, but almost never come up again & if they do, won’t bloom :-(. Winters just don’t get cold enough. When it comes to home grown tomatoes, though, they are lushous!! My zinnias are still going strong & will until the first frost, maybe around Thanksgiving, although I’ve been watering Impatients in December in the past :-0!! Two years ago we got two good blankets of snow; what a treat, but that’s rare. Short cool spells & long, hot, humid summers are the norm in Oxford, MS

  3. Gloria
      · October 3rd, 2012 at 8:09 pm · Link

    I went to the PO today and had a box of replacemnt bulbs I’d forgotten about. One pack of the bulbs are called Improved Michael’s Flowers. I’d bought them to plant in a Memory Garden for my son, Michael, who died 6 years ago the 18th of this month. Since I don’t have the garden ready to plant, I guess I’ll pot them up, and try to keep the pesky squirrels out of them.

    Sherry, I live in SC and finished growing up across the GA state line. We lived in a very old house and every spring, one tulip would come up in the same spot. It did this for 12 years that we lived there, and I now own the place, but haven’t seen a tulip in the past 14 years. :(

    • Sherry Wallace
        · October 4th, 2012 at 11:46 am · Link

      Gloria, wow, you had one tulip come back & bloom, how unusual! I have cousins in the low mountains of north GA where it can get pretty cold. On the old antebellum estates around here tulips are planted enmass, and are quite a sight, but they are replaced every year. We have our jonquils, though, as I’m sure y’all do in SC, that multiply each year to show carpets of shades of yellow in early Spring :-)

      • Gloria
          · October 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm · Link

        Sherry, Thank you for the response. I always looked for the tulip because I was the one to cut the grass. And, it had been planted back in the early 40’s…at least.

        In the spring time, the side of the front yard was a carpet of Jonquils, and they, too, were planted years before we moved there. Behind them was a hege of Blooming Quince. Talk about BEAUTY, that was it.

        Because everything was planted in one fairly small space and close together, I asked the man who owned it why it was like that and he said becasue his aunt/step-mother loved flowers, and he used to bring them home and plant them for her, but because she couldn’t walk far, he planted everything RIGHT THERE so she could walk out and see and smell them.

        She died in the time frame of 1942 to 1944, and all of those were planted way before she died. One of my dreams is to bring back that beauty to the yard, and live in the old house.

  4. Maggie Arnold
      · October 4th, 2012 at 11:26 am · Link

    I received this piece of advice long ago and will never forget it.

    If you never learn the language of gratitude you will never be on speaking terms with happiness.

    • Sherry Wallace
        · October 4th, 2012 at 11:35 am · Link

      Maggie – I love that quote – so true!

  5. marilyn emily
      · October 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am · Link

    :-P i am really sorry for changing subject linda but i read the forever series again lol loved it but did you write any other book pertaining to the characters such as the daughter and niece and the sister-in-law. i looked but couldn’t find any but it was so long ago that you wrote them, please let me know. i love your books and have been looking for more. love your fan marilyn

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