Last updated 10/12/2014 at 7:52pm
I remember how I helped my mother and loved working in the garden with her as a young child. It gave us time together. As we worked, she always told a story. I guess what I didn't realize then, was the way she was teaching me life's lessons, in parables.
All plants need pruning. Sometimes I thought she was wrong when she cut off first blossoms and extra foliage.
"Why do you take off the nicest parts?" I continually asked.
Her answer was always the same: "Because I love them. And I want them to be strong and get firmly rooted." She patiently showed me where to trim so the main stem would no...