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Mountain Gardening

August 6, 2012

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The last day before leaving Kansas, my green-thumbed sister Susan noticed me looking longingly around our mother’ s garden—taking in my last looks before returning to Oregon. She was tidying up leaves, deadheading spent flowers. In front of us was a giant flowering Rose of Sharon in full bloom. “Dad planted that twenty years ago,” she said […]

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