While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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Grateful for 10 garden wonders—and more

It’s time to give thanks for all the things our gardens—wild and cultivated—provide.

Bountiful food.

Soul-nourishing beauty.

Survival.

Solace and sanctuary.

Purpose.

Connection with our planet.

I’m feeling so thankful for the many wonderful things I’ve seen and experienced in gardens this year. Here are just 10 of them—plucked from hundreds. What a wonderful world!

'Bright Lights' Swiss Chard

Clivia miniata

Bee

Coneflowers

Grow amaryllis and paperwhites this winter

Gardening indoors in winter is easy when you grow amaryllis and paper white narcissus

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