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On The Cover

March 6th, 2019

I’ve been writing articles for magazines for years now, also selling photos to them as well. Every now and again I’m taken by surprise when they decide to use one of mine on the cover. The most recent issue of Northern Gardener, contains an article I wrote about growing flowers for cutting. Imagine my excitement when they decided to use one of my images on the cover.

These tulips were from the mass planting I did way back in 2011 in my Ohio garden. That fall I planted over 1000 tulip bulbs, the following spring was a riot of beauty in the garden. The tulips did very well in the dry sandy soil. They certainly are a sight for winter sore gardeners eyes. I haven’t planted any tulips in the garden here in Maine, the deer would no doubt eat most of them. Though I did discover that in Ohio the deer wouldn’t eat the black and dark purple tulips. This fall I may need to place an order and add a few hundred bulbs to the garden, spring is just so much better with tulips!

What flowers are you most looking forward to come spring?

6 Comments to “On The Cover”
  1. Joan on March 6, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Believe it or not, the flowers on the red maple tree. These really signal spring to me – brilliant red and yellow, and absolutely beautiful if you take the time to look close!

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    • Susy on March 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      I love red maple blooms, they were always a favorite in Ohio as our house was surrounded by them.

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  2. Misti on March 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Oh nice! How great to see your work like that! Do they send you a copy for your portfolio?

    I love all of the trees blooming this time of year. Some are already fading and a new round with bloom.

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    • Susy on March 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      They do, usually two copies. I keep thinking of framing some of the covers/articles to hang in my office. It’s nice to sometimes be able to see the things you’ve accomplished.

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  3. Sherry on March 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    How exciting! That is a beautiful picture of your lovely bouquet.

    I’m waiting for tulips and daffodils. We still have snow on the ground, but, the weather is warming up.

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  4. Kathy on March 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    This is good to know! We are planning on moving to Ohio either late this year or next.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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