"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Indoor Gardening

Nearly all the potted plants are inside now, settling into their late autumn/winter quarters.

At this time of year, I'm especially thankful for my white azalea, which has just begun its annual blooming.

It spends spring and summer on the deck, sometimes throwing out a couple of buds. But as soon as it comes indoors, in October or November, it goes crazy. If it follows its usual habit, it will be blooming till Christmastime.

I've had it more years than I can count. Probably about 4. It was my Valentine's or birthday gift from my husband. (I'm confused on that because the dates are only a few weeks apart.)

I love gardenias (which I also grow in pots, with less success at making blooms). The white flowers of this little azalea are somewhat similar--except for the scent.

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