Monthly Archives: May 2012

I’m a Fan!

Four or five years ago my friend Jean Schon gave me small plant she called Fan Iris. This has truly been the gift that keeps on giving. It’s ten times its original size and has been transplanted and divided several … Continue reading

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Flowers for a Chinese Wedding (Part 2)

It seemed like I’d spent months looking for the right place for a post-wedding bash for my son Alex and Chinese daughter-in-law Yan. The wedding took place in Beijing in September and this was the event where the U.S. relatives … Continue reading

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Chinese Banquet at Home

My son, Alex Miller, and new daughter-in-law, Yan Zhang Miller, are here from Beijing. It’s Yan’s first trip to the U.S., and after two weeks in New York, they will be taking a road trip across the country, ending in … Continue reading

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A New Bed for Mother’s Day

Every mother needs a new bed, right? Comfortable, freshly made up. What if, however, as Princess Diana famously said, it gets very crowded? Over the years, many plants I’d had high hopes for in the bed next to the steps … Continue reading

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