CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. THE JOY OF GARDENING

Love and Daffodils Forever Nicolle Woodward

The Garden Guard Tom R. Kovach

To Own Something Beautiful Jonita Mullins

The Wedding Gift Carol Sturgulewski

Blossie Dan Barker

Planting Day Beth Pollack

Street Smarts Lucy B. Richardson

A Veteran’s Garden James P. Glaser

Gardening in Our Blood Jean Little

Butter Beans and Bulldogs Marion Bond West

Ladies of the Garden Club Stephanie Welcher Buckley

I’ll Plant Anything Valerie Wilcox

The Rose Babies Georgia A. Hubley

Of Moose and Men Peter Guttmacher

A Garden Is to Grow Erica Sanders

The $100,000 Stray Cat ViAnn Meyer

2. BLOSSOMING FRIENDSHIPS

Ruby’s Roses Donna Gundle-Krieg

Garden Meditations Reverend Max Coots

An American Beauty Arlene West House

The World’s Largest Rose Tree Cindy Buck

The Man Who Lived in a Box Marcia E. Brown

The Tulip Tradition Doris Meyer

The Golden Girls Linda O’Connell

Madeleine’s Wheelbarrow Jenny Gore Dwyer

3. LOVE IN BLOOM

Twins Entwined Diane C. Daniels

Accidental Blessings Joanne Bryan

First Penny Bernice Bywater

Keeping the Harvest Carol McAdoo Rehme

Say It with . . . a Rhododendron Martine Caselli

Girls Like Roses Janice Hasselius

Romeo Sets the Stage Jill LaBoy

Unspoken Love Emily King

Tall Corn Gary Carter

The Best of Wives George M. Flynn

4. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Pop’s Farm Meredith Hodges

Just Keep Planting Adam Khan

Food from the ’Hood Jaynell Grayson

Angel of Mercy Erica Sanders

Calcutta Neighbors Anirban Gupta

To Diana with Love, from Canada Susan Antler

The Loveliest of Gifts Pamela Waterman

The Kids on the Point Sheila Stroup

A Healing Place Laura Esserman, M.D.

A Room Full of Roses Carol Sturgulewski

A Row for the Hungry Jeff Lowenfels

The Timely Letter Lon J. Rombough

A Million Trees Skye Trimble

An Angel in Shirtsleeves Carol Sturgulewski

5. LITTLE SPROUTS

Iva Mae’s Birthday Nita Waxelman

The Plum Pretty Sister Cynthia Brian

Luther Burbank and the Disappearing Raspberries Stuart C. Vincent

Brian Jay O’Callahan

Gone Fishin’ David Clinton Matz

A Garden So Rich Christie Craig

My Mother’s Cure Jean Jeffrey Gietzen

6. THE SEASONS OF LIFE

Mike and the Grass Erma Bombeck

God’s Mountain Garden Bertha M. Sutliff

Flowers for a Newborn Child Claire Beynon

The Day the Lilies Bloomed Jane Eppinga

The Bubbup Bush Paula L. Silici

Robbie’s Mission George M. Flynn

A Garden for Four Rayne Wolfe

Roses for Rose James A. Kisner

Buddies Maggie Stuckey

A Lesson in Love ahansen

Garden Crime Ursel Rabeneck

Yellow Irises Marion Owen

7. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Black Tulips Carin Klabbers-Ouwens Translated by Philip Klabbers

Downwind from Flowers Lee Paton

Of War and Roses Carol McAdoo Rehme

The Next Best Thing Ann Pehl Thomson

Tough Love Mary Harrison Hart

A Tree House for Everyone Maureen Heffernan

You Forgot Something Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Lean Times Dyann Andersen

Hummingbirds in Hell’s Kitchen Hillary Nelson

Sunflowers in Beijing Linda Jin Zou

8. THE FAMILY TREE

The Burning of the Leaves Edie Cuttler

The Perfect Garden Molly Bruce Jacobs

A Bedside Story Pat Stone

Lilacs for Mother’s Day Ken Weber

Nona’s Garden Paula L. Silici

My Money Tree Ruth Szukalowski

A Son’s Harvest Lee May

Honest Mike Marilyn Diephuis Sweeney

A Couple of Cacti Kelly E. Reno

Prayer of a Gardening Mother Debbie Farmer

Let’s Go Thump a Melon Jeanne Hill

9. POTPOURRI

Buried Treasure Margarita Engle

The Farmer and the Preacher Earl Nightingale

A Hard Act to Follow Susan Gilman King

The Wreath Sherri Andervich

A Few Strings Attached Marcia E. Brown

A Gift of Grace Amanda Dodson

One at a Time Jaroldeen Edwards

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Cynthia Brian?

Who Is Cindy Buck?

Who Is Marion Owen?

Who Is Pat Stone?

Who Is Carol Sturgulewski?

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