• Greenhouses, How I Found New Inspiration at a Familiar Nursery, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/29/nursery #wholesale #plants #nursery #growers #greenhouse #gardening #gardendesign
    Plants

    How I Found New Inspiration at a Familiar Nursery

    Since I worked for roughly 15 years as a gardener, it's no surprise that a plant nursery figures prominently in The Forgetting Flower. Renia's uncle owns a wholesale nursery in the French countryside. I modeled his nursery, Les Racines, in part on a local nursery I've shopped at for years.…

  • Maddie, my cat, a medium-hair mosaic cat
    Writing

    My Cat May Have Had an Out-of-Kitty Experience

    Last November, my cat Madeleine had a heart attack and died, but she was revived by the emergency hospital vet. It was, to say the least, a traumatic experience for me, no doubt for her too. I couldn’t get over it. I wondered if she had had an out-of-body, or…

  • Writing

    My Meltdown While Revising

    I’m in the thick of revision now. I’m living inside the world I’ve created in my manuscript. I sit for hours on my comfy, corner chair with the blanket on my lap and Madeleine or “Maddie,” my cat, on my legs while I edit, hitting the delete button and inserting…