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life on the west bank of new orleans - growing food

My grandmother was a complete domestic goddess. She cooked, she cleaned, she grew and canned vegetables, she made jam and preserves, she taught her parakeet to talk and she ironed sheets and handkerchiefs while watching her “stories” during the day while my grandfather was at work.  She also rocked a […] Read more »

Signs of Spring in New Orleans

New Orleans Gardening While many of my friends around the country are still shoveling snow, I almost feel guilty for having spent the weekend putting in new bedding plants in my flower beds and planting seeds in the vegetable garden.  I’ve been spotting blossoms on peach trees, blooms on camellias […] Read more »

A Sunday Surprise on the West Bank: Taking The Road Less Traveled to Nine Mile Point Nursery

Nine Mile Point Nursery Sometimes a split second decision can turn into a pleasant surprise, and that’s what happened today.  I’ve been working in my garden for the last few days and was down to the finishing touches.  There were some spots left that were just crying for something special […] Read more »