Laurel Radomski: How appropriate that WI’s Laurel started off the first issue of our Anniversary Year, as well as this last one—with her wonderful “Encora Imparo.”

Bonnie Szantyr: From Morris, CT: “Getting published in GREENPRINTS would rank up there with having my great American novel published!”

Linda Delmont: “I enjoy writing, reading, and hanging out with my eight backyard hens. I learned about your wonderful magazine after my mother passed away when I found about 50 back issues in her office!”

Lisa Hayes-Minney: Lisa publishes Two-Lane Livin’, a West Virginia lifestyle magazine. This story is “uncontested for my funniest failure.”

George M. Flynn: This is NJ’s George’s 12th(!) story in GREENPRINTS. He and Carole will celebrate their 50th anniversary in May. A collection of his stories is available from

Victor M. Parachin: OK’s Victor has written over a dozen books, most of which (like Daily Strength for Daily Needs) have spiritual themes.

Wayne Paquette: Plant—and movie—buff Wayne started and runs Quackin’ Grass Nursery (“When the ordinary is unacceptable there is Quackin’ Grass Nursery”) in Brooklyn, CT.

Amy Karraker: Amy took her rural Michigan back-ground with her to Chicago, where she gardens avidly “smack dab in the middle of the city.”

Susan Portman: Coppell, TX’s Susan also had a wonderful essay (“In Time”) in the first issue of our Anniversary Year, GP#100.

Georgia A. Hubley: NV’s Georgia has numerous freelance writing credits (including GP). Her parents’s motto was: “Roughing it builds character. Life is a grand adventure in America.”

Buds Credits

“Nature Does Not Hurry” (p. 27) sent in by Carol Feaver of Marion, OH.
“February Sunshine” (p. 35) sent in by Diane H. Toomoth of Neosho, NH.
“A Wonderful Thing” sent in by Marjorie Olson of Ventura, CA.

Contribute your favorite garden quote to“Buds.” If we use it, we’ll give you a year’s subscription.


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