True Power

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Life is grand?

I am pulled in so many directions lately. It has been a while since I have sat on my front steps in the early a.m. waiting on my friend the hummingbird to zoom into my yard. I miss our brief morning encounter.

I look at my flowers through my front window and they are just a shell of what they use to be. It has begun for me already. The annuals are spent and so am I. The retail stores have all of the fall and winter clothes on display reminding me that soon my perennials will be browning and collapsing for their winter's rest. I have the pictures of spring 07' vividly etched into my memory. What memories. I will forever share them with fellow gardeners.

Listen to me speaking as if it is all over. My floribunda roses will have one last hoo-rah in September and I will smile again. I will sit on my step and remember what use to be and what will be again.

I will start graduate school on Monday. Hopefully higher education will rock. Have I mentioned lately that I love my husband?

If there are any end of summer blues going on out there, hang in there.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Where to purchase my book


My old trusty computer died on me last week and I have not been able to blog. The 100 plus weather has made me sluggish also. I am glad that some one out there is still blogging. My book can be purchased at this time at (Infinity I'm waiting for reviews and comments. My first book signing is fast approaching. Keep an eye out for pictures and comments.

I let all of my plants in my pots die. Yes, it was euthanasia, but in the kindest manner. The plants were suffering more in the 102 degree weather. I struggled with the decision for days. It is not easy losing loved ones. They had a good life, a full life from Feb. - Aug. They would have wanted to be remembered the way they used to be, vibrant and strong, not limp and struggling at the end of the day.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Schedule Correction

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to make a correction to my upcoming schedule.

1. Sept. 8, 2007- Big Black River Festival, Saturday. Two presentations 11:30 a.m. and 1:3o p.m. West, MS. Book Signing from 8-3pm at library.

Friday, August 3, 2007

A day of tears

I came home Sunday after church to find one large brown horse trapped in my flower garden. After my handsome husband coaxed the horse out of my flower beds, the destruction was visible. The horse either trampled to death lilies or he just pulled plants out of the ground for the fun of it. Have you ever been too sad to cry? Mr. gardener was livid, while I just surveyed the damage and was thankful that there were plants still standing. I gathered myself and spent the evening consoling Mr. gardener. He was taking it so hard. They are my plants and my garden layout. I hope that he will recover soon. I've been trying to remain calm and not talk about what happened so he can move on.

The heat is taking its toll on the plants. The blooms on my roses are half of their original size. I have noticed sprinklers on during the day in many gardens. The marigolds, vinca, zinnia, and shrubbery is outstanding in Kosciusko and Ridgeland. The coleus is exceptional too this year. There are so many beautiful gardens in my area. I was on Hwy 19 going towards Philadelphia, and the yards along that stretch of highway are well manicured. Each home had its own unique and individual style. I hope that each gardener's individual style or personality shines through in their garden.

Schedule of book signings

The day is getting closer and closer for my first book signing. There is a lot of excitement and voiced anticipation around my book. I have given my manuscript to several people for review. I haven't heard anything yet.

My schedule so far:

1. Sept. 1, 2007- Big Black River Festival, Saturday. Two presentations 9:00 a.m. and 1:oo p.m. West, MS.

2. Sept.15, 2007- Kosciusko Public Library, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kosciusko, MS.

3. Oct. 22, 2007- Jackson-Eyers International Airport, Monday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jackson, MS.

4. Oct. 25, 2007- Elizabeth Jones Library, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Grenada, MS.

5. Oct. 26, 2007- Neshoba County Library, Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, MS.

6. Nov. 14, 2007- Lowndes County Public Library (tentatively scheduled).

This Could Be Me At Your Next Event

This Could Be Me At Your Next Event
Author And Public Speaker


Do you have an upcoming gardening, church, or women's event planned and need a speaker? Contact me. I can speak on various topics such as:

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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