Essay — Revealing the rocks

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Stack of unearthed stones
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The success of the new garden

White and blue plumbago in a garden full of pine straw mulch
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Requires unearthing the rocks of the past

Pile of unearthed rocks
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Are you willing to dig?



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at


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