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Little gnome house is newest feature in Ruby Smith's garden
By Linda and Ed Waggener
We always wonder what a floral paradise this would be if we all did just a fraction of what Ruby Smith has done to beautify her lawn on Tutt Street in Columbia.
Her daughter, Robin, recently wrote, "I'd like to invite you to stop by my Mom's house and take a look at her beautiful yard and flowers this year. You will also be treated to a rarity in the area."
While Ruby is happy to walk around the yard and share the variety of flowers she cares for, she is most proud of her new garden feature -- a gnome house.
A huge old tree was endangering her home and, as much as she hated to lose it, she said it had to be cut. Ruby said she instructed the tree people to leave a good bit of its lower trunk for a project she intended to do. She said they questioned her wishes but she held firm. Her son Steve then worked with her idea and completed the gnome house on the tree trunk, the unique garden feature her daughter wrote us about.
"Flower gardening is my therapy," Ruby says. Her three children, Robin, Steve and Larry Smith, all live in the area and are helpful with her special projects, but she says they all know to be very careful with her flowers when they work around the yard.
Admirers of gardens are grateful for her flower therapy which results in beauty all who pass by can share.
This story was posted on 2017-08-05 07:24:38
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