Tag Archives: gardens


From the archive: I tend to romanticize my garden during the winter. In February, looking out my window at the snow, icicles and gray, leafless trees, I dream of my Marion garden with its beautiful Dogwood, Peonies and faithful perennials. … Continue reading

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What would life be like without friendships? Friends may be best pals, walking buddies, our biggest supporters and sometimes, trusted confessors. I can’t imagine what I would do without them. Recently it occurred to me that I don’t have as … Continue reading

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Mothers and Gardens

A recurring theme in Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate is gardens—gardens as places of pleasure, creativity, hard work and metaphors for aspects of our lives.  In the story’s epilogue, Clare Stone works in her long-dead mother-in-law’s garden, trying to … Continue reading

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