Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Just fine in ‘our little world’

Just fine in ‘our little world’

The other night while watching YouTube I heard a song by country singer Tom T. Hall called “Our Little World.” He sang of the tranquility ...

May 8th, 2019 |  


Choosing and using the right mulch

Choosing and using the right mulch

“You are what you eat” is an old saying, and it points the way to picking the right mulch for your landscape. It’s common sense that...

May 7th, 2019 |  



Tadhg’s Christening gown and Janet’s strawberry meringue

Tadhg’s Christening gown and Janet’s strawberry meringue

This week has been a very busy week at the Governor’s Residence, but I have carved out a little extra time to sew!I don’t do much sewing n...

May 6th, 2019 |  


Visiting the dentist

Visiting the dentist

Yesterday, I had a capped tooth break off, so now I have to make an appointment to see my dentist and have him look at it to see what needs to be done...

May 2nd, 2019 |  


Time to follow through

Time to follow through

Many years ago my paternal grandmother asked a favor of me. I never really followed through, and since I recently stumbled across the item she asked m...

May 1st, 2019 |  


Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Dogwood trees are universally popular, and it’s no wonder. At this time of year they put on a spectacular show, their brilliant white blooms lig...

April 30th, 2019 |  


Working for the Queen of Lawns

Working for the Queen of Lawns

While mowing my lawn on Sunday, I was reminded of the time in the mid-1970s when I worked at Memorial Hospital of Union County as the assistant direct...

April 29th, 2019 |  


Flying the North Atlantic

Flying the North Atlantic

The late Harold Losey of Wilmington loved challenges. He and his wife, Lillian, opened Losey’s Pharmacy located in Wilmington in 1964, and desig...

April 24th, 2019 |  


I’m not sure I agree

I’m not sure I agree

There are so many choices for news and information these days that it is rather confusing what to believe and what not to believe.I heard an ad for a ...

April 22nd, 2019 |