We’re celebrating our 26th anniversary today. I always have such fond memories of our wedding, and the life I’ve built with my husband and son … but inevitably my mind drifts back to the flowers in my wedding bouquet. For years, Mr. Sickles gave me stargazer lily bulbs to plant in the garden. As a result, we had dozens of cut lilies to bring in on June 4. But when we moved four years ago, I didn’t bring any lilies with me — other than the fondant lily that was on a cake we had celebrating our 20th anniversary. That cake was the stuff of legends, the decorations included, and came from Once In A Blue Moon Bakery in Cary. I think it’s time to add some stargazers to this garden, since we have the perfect meadow for stargazing and, well, stargazers.
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Dolly Sickles is an experienced gardener who’s been cultivating her green thumb for the last twenty-five years. She’s an avid practitioner of practical gardening learned through trial and error, and best practices gleaned from folks she meets in the community. She started writing about gardening in 2003 with a weekly column in The Apex Herald called The Optimistic Gardener, which ran until 2007. Her blog, Gardening Gloves, ran on WRAL.com from 2007 - 2009. Now that she's got time to focus on gardening again, she's restarting The Optimistic Gardener with The Chatham News & Record. She lives in Chatham County with her family, where she's also a novelist and an adjunct instructor in CCCC’s Creative Writing Program. View all posts by dollygardener