Winter care for summer bulbs

Winter care for summer bulbs

Our readers repeatedly ask for information on how to care for their summer bulbs.For information on dahlias, cannas and gladioli’s, you don̵...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


Ways of remembering

Ways of remembering

One day last week as I left the house to take my usual morning walk, I realized I had not written down the time I left the house. I write down the tim...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


A part of innocence lost

A part of innocence lost

Exactly when I became hooked I am not sure. But the first real taste I can remember came while riding in a car with my parents pulling a Columbus and ...

October 1st, 2019 |  



My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the concert by Glenn Bowles (formerly of the Van-Dells) at the Hillsboro Church of Christ last Friday nigh...

September 25th, 2019 |  


A great tree you’ve never heard of

A great tree you’ve never heard of

A century ago, the streets and parklands of America were lined with stately Elm trees. Elms are loved for their graceful shape, with branches like spr...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Alice really doesn’t live here any more

Alice really doesn’t live here any more

Here is a real conversation that took place with a representative of a real company. The dialogue, such as it was, occurred between me and a real pers...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Staying silent doesn’t work

Staying silent doesn’t work

I heard about National Suicide Prevention Week for the first time almost exactly four years ago this week. I was barely two weeks into my first semest...

September 11th, 2019 |  


The making of a military family

The making of a military family

I have always had the greatest respect for the men and women who currently serve, or have served, our country in the military.In November 2005, Ray So...

September 9th, 2019 |  


Preplanning a funeral

Preplanning a funeral

I never thought I would write anything pertaining to preplanning a funeral, but since my husband and I recently did that very thing, I thought I would...

September 5th, 2019 |  


Fall is the best time to landscape

Fall is the best time to landscape

Humans have a natural urge to plant in the spring, and spring is the best time to sow garden seeds and plant annual bedding plants. Since time began, ...

September 5th, 2019 |