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Memories pressed between the pages of my mind
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:44 PM

As the deadline for our book looms near, my co-writer and I are working to get all the photographs we need to illustrate the marriage of houseplants and design.

Just as I traveled to Austin in July to spend a week with Jenny, she was here in Ohio a couple of weeks ago and we visited local places to gather what we needed for our book projects.

It always takes me by surprise when I’m just walking along, minding my own business and a distant memory stops me in my tracks. We were meandering through the aisles at a greenhouse, trying to decide which plants we wanted for the book and there it was – a prayer plant. Known as Maranta leuconeura botanically, this little plant is one of those quirky wonders of nature that seems to have a personality beyond its cosmetic beauty.