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  • For instance, you will not shadow your lively little verbenas with the stately growth of a tall ricinus; nor force the tea roses to keep house near the marigolds.

    Gardening by Myself

  • Accompanying the rapturous description of the nuptials, which had taken place in the rose garden of the newlyweds’ newly built “vanilla-hued manse,” was a formal portrait of a storybook couple—the groom tall, heavily mustached, and square-jawed; the bride ten years younger, raven-haired, and Renoir-soft, clutching a bouquet of white tea roses and baby’s-breath to a modest bosom.

    Over the Edge

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