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Denial: not just a river in Egypt, but thriving in a Chicago garden

DSC00914DSC00927DSC00995It’s pretty obvious that I’ve refused to acknowledge fall’s arrival 10 days ago — even in the face of the horrible weather that’s plagued Chicago this past week.

One day it was gale force winds (actually, I’m not sure how much force needs to be exerted to rate gale, but it was pretty severe); then it was temps that were hard pressed to break 60 degrees; and finally came the chilly, steady rain.

All these signals that the garden’s days are numbered, yet still I’m in that happy state called denial, fueled by the combination of hope and unreasoned belief that tell me there will be — have Read the rest of this entry »

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Postscript: one last photo of zinnia shown in previous update

DSC00814In its final stage of evolution, you can see that all the petals of this zinnia “envy” have emerged.  I took the photo just this morning, around 7 a.m. See the post below to read the full story…

Evolution of a zinnia: popular garden flower gets bigger, better every day

DSC00714When I showed you this first photo of my zinnia “envy” bloom a few weeks back, I was quite impressed with its pastel lime-colored splendor.

DSC00761It appears, however, that I may have rushed things a little, because time
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proved that it was only phase one of this sturdy garden flower’s coming of age — and each phase Read the rest of this entry »