Giant sunflowers, zinnias and a family heirloom photo

I think my love and fascination for zinnias comes from seeing an old family photo as I was growing up. I finally found the forgotten photo of my great-grandmother with her prized zinnias. . . . → Read More: Giant sunflowers, zinnias and a family heirloom photo

Old Fashioned Flowers

My grandmother always had a potted geranium on her laundry bench. I now applaud her for trying to keep a bit of spring color going all winter long. . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Flowers

Saving my Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

How to bring a plant back to life… . . . → Read More: Saving my Bougainvillea

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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