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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Too tired to sleep

I have been so busy. Promoting a book takes a lot of energy. My mind is moving at the speed of sound and my body is moving at the speed of syrup. MY community is great though. I have run into so many supportive people in K.O and West. I thanked them all and prayed for a blessing for them. I'm trying to find venues to do book signings. The problem is that people just don't read as much. I hope to change that perception though.

My first book review by me; "I found Diary of a Wannabe Gardener to be a delightfully funny, intelligently written love story between garden and woman. I could not wait to jump feet first into a gardening project after reading Mrs. Guyton's finely spun work of humor and mystery. I was left with a renewed sense of hope in God, man, and nature after reading this masterful tale. I look forward to future works by this fresh new talent."

Wow! What a review! It is my first and it is so flattering. I hope all of the other reviews that I receive in the futhure are just as wonderful (hint! hint!). I will post them for you to read as I get them.

Feel free to post a review. I look forward to all honest feedback. Even the fertilizer reviews will help me to grow.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rain, rain, rain

We are forecasted rain again. My roses are blooming and doing their best to survive without their minimum of six hours of sunshine. Is there anyone out there who has perfect roses in a high humidity garden? HELP! i sit on my steps and watch the bees gather the pollen from the moss each morning. The sacks of pollen on their hind legs are orange instead of yellow. The hummingbirds zoom through the yard. Brightly colored birds hunt fat worms in my garden on the right of the doorsteps. And wasps are scavenging the undersides of plant leaves for amphids I bet.

It is muggy and my petunias have gotten leggy. I heard on the news that my rich homey from Kosciusko (Oprah Winfrey) is sponsoring Obama. Well, things are getting interesting. Pray for peace for 2008 because things are going to get out of hand. We are witnessing history people. CAN WE HANDLE HISTORY!


Monday, July 16, 2007

Time travel

Hello, it's me. This is me in my garden in 2003 when I actually wrote "Diary of a Wannabe Gardener." Yes, I am in my sleeping clothes. It had to be about 7:00 in the morning when this picture was taken. As you can see, I have changed just as much as my garden has. Some of the changes that I have undergone were of my choosing and some were changes that God had in mind for me. Either way, I've changed from year to year for the better or worse.

The plant to my right is a magnificent dinnerplate dahlia. It reached over 6 feet tall that season. I have not had another dahlia to perform that well in my garden since then. The picture was taken in early spring before it became too hot. The garden is not in full bloom. Can you identify any other plants in the picture? In my book, Samantha has difficulty identifying alot of the plants in her garden and just names the plants after people that she knows that the plant reminds her of.

I'm an author!

My book arrived at the last hour (7:00 p.m.). The cover of the book is gorgeous. I ran over to a cousin of mines to show her. she is interested in buying a book! I showed my mother the book, she wants one too. I was on my way to show my sister the book and I slipped and fell in the mud right in front of her doorsteps. I just laid there with my right arm extended into the air, knowing that my new book had made contact with the muddy ground as I had. MY NEW MUDDY BOOK AND ME TOGETHER IN ALL OF OUR GLORY!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Good for me!

It has been raining for what seems to be forever. My roses have yellow leaves with black spots. I mean, the leaves that remain on my rose bushes have yellow leaves with black spots. Intermingled in some of the mulch is mushrooms! You know what that means? You guessed it! DISEASE. I can't stand it. Life was so good during the first precious days of spring. Now, all of this heat and humidity is taking its toll on me and my garden. Any suggestions on how to make it through this dismal rain.

I sprinkled some Epsom salt in my garden. I guess I will be on damage patrol for a while. The one bright point lately is that I have not spotted any snakes in the area. my neighbors horses had been dining on the few sprigs of grass in my flowers. I fixed them with a nice wire barrier.

I am most thrilled that the proofs of my book "Diary of A Wannabe Gardener" arrives tomorrow. I think I will just have some alone time with my book for a while. I will caress it, gaze at it lovingly, just like I do with my other flowers. I will post some more pictures soon. I know there are people visiting me! Why don't you say Hi! Don't be shy. I don't bite, I only torture (smile). If you know of any blog sites of interest, let me know. Later.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Summary of "Diary of A Wannabe Gardener"

Have you ever thought about the various ways that people judge one another and how a person may see others in their own mind? Could there be someone somewhere trying to decide whether you are a beautiful gracious rose or a defensive prickly pear? That is exactly how Samantha Black judges people.

Samantha, a stay at home mom, is at war with the weeds in her flower garden. She has suffered yearly defeats, but knows that this is the year of her victory. Her thumb may not be green, but she is green with envy as she views breathtaking landscapes of various Mississippi gardens. She pinches money from the household funds behind her husband's back, to achieve her goals. Sam's family become reluctant participants in her yearly war against the weeds. She will not allow herself to entertain the idea that she is actually a gardener until she has created the "perfect" flower garden. Even when the family omen of the death birds comes to her house, Sam keeps her focus on her garden, her soul. Sam chronicles the garden murders, the revolts and injustices of nature, and her determination to overcome old wives tales in her yearlong diary. Family and community bonds are formed and strengthened in the oddest way as Sam's "perfect" flower garden comes to life.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Happy 4th of July!

I am a yankee doodle dandy. I'm a veteran of the Army that had the opportunity to fight in a war. I can't stand people that encourage fighting. Humans have higher intelligence and should be able to settle things without being physical. Do you fight your wife, children, friends, employer, when they threaten your well being? No! you find some solution that is favorable to your livelyhood and safety. I think we should have the freedom not to go to war so quickly. If the draft was instituted again, many arm chair pro war soldiers would shut up. I am glad that I served my country. and all pro war people should be enlisting now to give our other tired soldiers some rest from war. They have done their duty. Let the politicians fight some now on the battle field. Even Samantha has a comment or two in "Diary of A Wannabe Gardener" when it comes to war. Any vets out there! I am proud to be counted as your peer.


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This Could Be Me At Your Next Event
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1. Detangling Ancient Mythology From Christianity
2. The Female Presence In The History Of Christianity
3. Superstitions and Gardening In The 21st Century
4. The Politics Of Prayer: The Bible Speaks
5. African American Geneaology: Pride From The Grave

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