Thursday, August 29, 2013

Old Gardens

I visited a friend this week who lives in a relatively old part of Erie. And, as fitting her neighborhood, she has an old garden or better described, a lovely garden with old style flowers. Here is a huge hibiscus they have. Like our night-blooming evening primrose, its flowers only bloom for 1 day (you can see yesterday's on the ground) and then the new buds come out in the morning. I have seen many hibiscus, but never ones so large.

She also has flowers we call Japanese Lanterns and also Silver Dollars. Many, many of each. Her raspberry bushes were so good this year that she thinks she picked 10 quarts! The only thing it's missing is that beautiful "old" plant, bleeding hearts. We have two so I think I'll have to give her one next spring. And, yes, she wants an evening primrose or two---who doesn't!

Extra: Documentary Featuring Sister Joan Chittister to Air on PBS August 31

In July, PBS journalist, Judith Valente, and her crew came to Erie to interview Sister Joan Chittister, visit some of our ministries and join the sisters for Liturgy of the Hours, the community’s daily prayer. The PBS documentary that the crew filmed will be shown on PBS stations this weekend on their Religion and Ethics Newsweekly program.

In the suburbs of Erie the film can be viewed on channel 54.3; in the city of Erie, channel 991. The half-hour show will be shown on Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 am and 11:30 am. Beginning late Friday, August 30, it will also be available online for two to three weeks.

This same link will also help you find your local station for the program. Once you arrive at Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, click on “Schedule” in the upper right-hand corner. Follow the prompts to get the information you need.