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EILEEN MARDRES: Hope Lives | 50-Phrase Tales


A towering amaryllis in a tiny pot appeared on the doorstep. Despite a consistently brown thumb, I transplanted it. Predictably, it died. After suitable mourning and procrastination, I found space to hide yet another failure among other deserted pots.

Then, from the dead, abandoned amaryllis: one tentative green tip emerged.


Eileen gets along better with words than with plants, making house plant survival a small miracle.

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