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Blast From The Past … Found in the basement

March 31, 2020
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Under orders from my wife, Mary, I have been cleaning the basement. I found this delightful memory of the 2009 ADS convention at Murphys, CA. I plan to remount it…

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Belated Happy Halloween & Fall Planting

November 1, 2019
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On a handout virtually copied from one Bob Spotts wrote years ago and that we adapted to our clime and calendar in Chicago, we advised: “Plant before Halloween.” Our Midwest…

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On contacting Nancy Pilipuf

September 15, 2019
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Nancy Pilipuf has distributed a list of bulbs recently dug from her huge collection. She is presently occupied with caring for her husband, Fred, who has Parkinson’s and has suffered…

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Getting photos at the MDS Show in Chicago

At our show I spotted Donna Theimer, a retired hort teacher from Joliet Junior College and now an aspiring professional photographer. She carried a large Sony camera with a large…

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Where were you when I needed you?

On returning from Minneapolis on Sunday I did a walk around to see what might have been. My large patch of Killearnan was in bud, having braved the snow (twice)…

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Do you know this man?

April 30, 2019
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I wish I could credit him for his shirt. I modified it for ADS approval.

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