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SG595: Thanksgiving in the Garden with Lynn Gendusa

November 23, 2017

Columnist Lynn Gendusa is back on the show today and she’s sharing a beautiful article she wrote last year for Thanksgiving and it’s called Thanksgiving in a Garden. Lynn has a knack for telling stories that tug at heart strings and give us a respite from the go-go-go of our days. Gardeners have a soft spot for nostalgia and simplicity; Lynn’s writing offers both. This isn’t an pure gardening episode, but it’s one gardeners will enjoy. I think you’ll agree, she has a thankful heart.

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The handwriting is mine. I write it on my iPad pro in Adobe Sketch. Then I airdrop the image to my Mac.

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