Just as there’s a difference between baseball players and people who play baseball, so there’s a difference between gardeners and those who garden.

Phyllis Rosenblum's home showcases her family history while her gardens blend the practical with the beautiful.

Phyllis Rosenblum grew up with nine siblings on a small farm and learned the value of self-sufficiency; she wants to pass that on to prisoners in the county jail and has started a garden for them to tend. We endorse the project.

Nurturing people and plants takes time and love, not money. The essence of home can be found in the low-income housing complex often overlooked in the village.

DELANSON — A southern, cultured woman, Fay Rusch nurtured four daughters as well as her own cross-bred orchid, “Fay’s Folly.”

Fay Knoll Rusch died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Guilderland. She was 83.

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