Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Here is one of my favorite plants from literature... love-lies-a-bleeding.  My friend in Denver planted this and you can see how well it has grown.  The long flowers will dry and produce thousands of tiny seeds for next year.  The flowers can be anything from dark red to light rose.   These will grow longer and look like dreadlocks.