Down the Backstretch

Welcome back race fans! Here we are witnessing the Memorial Marathon, the first leg of the Triple Crown – the Greatest Spectacle in Flower Racing! On the morning of the third day of the Marathon the weather breaks fair and the flowers come charging out of turn two, heading down the backstretch. Gloriosa Daisy is showing signs of fatique. Daylilly blooms a magnificent morning bloom, … Continue reading Down the Backstretch

The Triple Crown – In the Gates

The songs have been sung, the bugle has called and the betting windows are open. At this very moment the flowers are parading around the paddock and headed for the gate. Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to this – the first leg of the storied Triple Crown of Flower Racing. We are ready for the Memorial Marathon. Running for several days in the heat of late … Continue reading The Triple Crown – In the Gates

Dr. Spring and the Bluebells

The young man stumbles into the Doctor’s Office, groping for the back of a chair. He casts a desperate eye towards the Doctor. “Help me,” he groans, leaning against the chair. “Help me, please. I am going crazy.” Doctor Spring leaps to his feet. Ancient yet nimble, Doctor Spring tries to suppress a grin as he thinks to himself, “Great. Madness. My favorite ailment.” Doctor … Continue reading Dr. Spring and the Bluebells

Stone Bunny and Her Favorite Flower of the Year

Stone Bunny and the gang are out in the crisp, cold air as the sun rises on this, the last day of the year. It is quite chilly. They love this kind of morning. Bunny particularly loves the moment when the sun creeps onto her face and begins to warm her. Stone Puppy loves it too. Mary looks around at the gang and smiles. “This … Continue reading Stone Bunny and Her Favorite Flower of the Year

Stone Bunny and the Lion Tamer

Stone Bunny has been laughing.  Stone Bunny has been laughing so much lately, her chest feels like a balloon filled full with fresh air. Every time she catches her breath, she looks at her buddies and they all start laughing again.  Part of what is so funny is these gourds.  They are hilarious.  They are the growingest,  blossomingest,  strivingest darn plants she has ever seen.  … Continue reading Stone Bunny and the Lion Tamer


Gnome, what are you doing in there?     Me? Oh, I’m enjoying myself. Enjoying myself immensely! I have the pleasure to be in Gourdtopia.  GOURDTOPIA? Whaddya talk? Gourdtopia? Yes. Gourdtopia.  It is a magical land behind Mary’s Garden, growing up against the playhouse.  Wow! That’s Cool! Has it always been there? Oh no. It has never been here. It is not an ancient place. It is … Continue reading Gourdtopia