Dig, plant, water, feed, harvest--gardening is a way to get your hands dirty while admiring the full and lush cycle of life.
Pruning fruit trees
Life Advice

The Spring-Cleaning Job I Look Forward to Most

“Remove to renew” is a guiding principle in my tiny fruit orchard as well as in my life.

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Dawn Blackman
Living Longer, Living Better

How One Volunteer and a Community Garden Changed Children's Lives

When a business owner shared a bowl of snap peas with some local children, she never could have guessed she'd change their lives and her own. Discover how she revitalized a community garden and transformed a neighborhood.


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The miracle of winter flowers
Life Advice

The Miracle of Winter Flowers

Indoor gardening has never been my forte, which makes houseplant successes all the sweeter.

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Tips and inspiration on cooking, gardening, health and wellness.
Life Advice

Welcome to a New Blog: A Positive Path

Twice-weekly tips, musings and inspiration on health, wellness, cooking, gardening and other uplifting, joyful pursuits.

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A Blue Star road marker in Long Island, NY.
Military Outreach Stories

What Is a Blue Star Memorial Highway?

Many of our nation's roadways are dedicated to those in the military who sacrificed so much.

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An artist's rendering of an angel with wings made of rose petals
Managing Life Changes

Abuela's Roses

Gardens need tender love and lots of patience, but she wanted to be comforted now.

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Suggestions for Diana's hobbies for 2015.
Positive Living

A New Hobby for 2015

Crowd-sourcing ideas for a new hobby turns up a very hip one!

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Photo of a water lily at Biltmore Estate, by Judy Royal Glenn
God's Grace

A Different Take at the Biltmore Estate

Exploring the grounds of a famous home, a magical place full of gardens and wildlife

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Photo of weeds by Anneke de Blok for Thinkstock, Getty Images
Positive Thinking

Beware of Pretty Weeds

Weeds are weeds and gossip is gossip. Both choke off life.

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A photograph of a woman lifting her hands while standing on the beach
Positive Thinking

Dreams Worth the Wait

A tomato teaches a sister about God's perfect timing!

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