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Daffodil makes the cover of The New Yorker Magazine

In a place of honor, right in the center.   New Yorker Cover

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This morning in Chicago

April 15, 2020
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These guys were probably glad that I picked them yesterday in the sun. Chicago in April.  

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Celtic Gold in a (chamber) pot

April 7, 2020
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I still don’t have any in bloom beyond these who spent the summer on the back porch. I’m glad to put the antique to a better, or at least more…

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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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