marigolds

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My daughter picked out bright orange marigolds at the garden center today. One went in the flower pot she painted last month. The pot is pink and purple, with touches of blue. The garden writer Henry Mitchell once said that marigolds should be used sparingly, like exclamation marks. Our garden now shouts with delight.

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And I just noticed that you can see the ghost of yesterday's porch railing on the facing page, where the green background wash began to soak through the paper...

Henry Mitchell was one of my favorite writers. What wit and what a big heart he had. Not to mention all of that garden wisdom. Marigolds were what I planted as a child. Lovely sketch.

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