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What is This Mystery Flower?

If you’ve been reading my little mom blog for a while, you probably know that I garden. A lot. I have an extensive flower garden, and Joe and I have five separate vegetable beds. I know plants well. Last week, when I was transplanting some shasta daisies that sprung up in the grass, I found these white flowers. Here’s what I know: I live in zone 6b. I did not plant this little beauty, and I have lived in this house for 11 years. It either grew from a seed or a critter brought in a bulb from elsewhere. The … Read more

I Made You A Surprise!

This afternoon, Grace and I had a conversation: Momma, you are so fluffy and nice! “Thank you, Grace! That is so kind of you!” I made you a surprise today. “You did?” Yes! I made you a present for Mother’s Day. I painted my hand pink, and I put it down like this {thunk} and I put a pink hand print on it! It’s your surprise, for Mother’s Day! I stopped her just short of telling me what exactly it was that she put a pink hand print on. At dinner, she started anew. Momma, Daddy and I made you … Read more

Plant a Tree

One hot July day, about fifteen years ago, I was helping my mother weed the flower beds in front of our house when I found a maple sapling. The tree, its roots, and its leaves remained in tact, even after I ripped it from the ground. Surprised by the vigor of the tiny tree, I asked my mom if I could plant it somewhere. She said I had to ask my dad. I asked my dad. “Yeah, go ahead,” he said nonchalantly. “It’s going to be a lot of work to do it right. You’ll have to dig a whole … Read more