Open Session

| January 2006

Open Session: What Readers Think

Sunflower lover - I was raised in Kansas, and I love sunflowers. I have plastic ones inside, and this one growing outside.

I planted three seeds and got this. I can grow sunflowers even if I am 87. I am saving the seeds and hope to have a row of them.

Golda Russell
Grandview, Wash.

Serial stories - Here's a tip to readers regarding the fiction stories that run in more than one issue. I keep all the installments together until the story is ended. Then, I read the entire story. It makes for better reading. I don't forget the story content.

Vivian Mansfield
Cullom, Ill.

Leading or driving? - An article about the resurgence of farming with horses ('Horse-and-plow farming spreading,' October 2005) included a photograph of a man and woman behind three horses. According to the text beneath the photo, the man was leading the mules. In Missouri, he would be driving them.

If you lead an animal, you have to be in front of it, whether it be mule, dog, cow or whatever. I don't know if that's true in Kansas, but it is in Missouri. I'm 77, and this is the way we were taught.

Murl Gann
Lebanon, Mo.

Container gardening - The 'On the Garden Path' article about container gardening ('Containers add creativity to yard or garden') in the October 2005 issue made me smile. Last spring, I planted purple petunias in pots at my front entrance. Sadly, rabbits or squirrels ate them.

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