Gardening

WANTED: A LAWN BOY WHO CAN DO EVERYTHING

June 27, 2014

Since I was a little girl, my farming family has lived under the authority of weather. It was either a no frost Spring and a bumper crop that made it through the season unharmed or a bumper crop that was hit by a severe storm loaded with wind and hail just prior to harvest. Another scenario was the occasional heartbreaking, almost criminal, late frost that robbed farmers of a plentiful …Read the Rest

THROUGH THE WINDOW

THROUGH THE WINDOW
April 16, 2013

Spring delayed , Winter extended   Locked away in the basement working on things that I should be working on when the snow is flying,  and here it is,  April! See my face through the blinds? Looking , watching , …Read the Rest

My Big Extreme Gardening Adventure

My Big Extreme Gardening Adventure
June 21, 2011

My grandmother always said “let your housework go a bit in the summer, so you can spend your time outside and enjoy God’s creation while the weather is nice”. I agree whole heartedly. So I decided to get out and …Read the Rest

HOME BREWED in NE WISCONSIN

HOME BREWED in NE WISCONSIN
June 13, 2011

Four or five years ago, my good friend Jane and I decided to purchase compost tumblers on-line. We thought we could save a few dollars by assembling them ourselves rather than buy  from a garden center. I liked the idea of having a …Read the Rest

And So the 2011 Growing Season Begins in NE Wisconsin

And So the 2011 Growing Season Begins in NE Wisconsin
May 25, 2011

Last year, with great curiosity, I attended the Gardens of the Fox Cities’ “Heirloom Plant Sale”. I was pleasantly surprised that individual plants were sold. So this year I came prepared and had done my homework before hand with a list of plants I would be happy to get

OLD BULBS GONE WILD!!!

February 26, 2011

…from the Secret Garden From an earlier post, I spoke of My Secret Winter Garden. Well, nestled there off to the side of the light, I had placed my two old Amaryllis bulbs from previous years. They spend their summer on …Read the Rest

My Secret Winter Garden

My Secret Winter Garden
January 21, 2011

  I remember that my Grandma Orr saved her geraniums each winter in her unheated upstairs. She kept them in their pots near a window. It kept them alive and in a state of suspension. I, too, do the same, …Read the Rest

Rain Barrels, Hosta Societies, and Addictions…OH MY!

Rain Barrels, Hosta Societies, and Addictions…OH MY!
May 26, 2010

OK, I could be quoted three months ago as saying, “I won’t do anything in the way of planting flowers this year, I will just wait and see what comes up…then NEXT year add plants”. Well, that thought  lasted about …Read the Rest

To Be TruGreen Or Not, That Is the Question

To Be TruGreen Or Not, That Is the Question
April 12, 2010

  Watching the Masters in Augusta, this weekend, had me reflecting on the beauty of a well managed landscape. Prior to moving into an urban setting I clearly had  my own idea of a yard aka a lawn. Residing near the end of a cul-de-sac, or …Read the Rest

Visions of Spring in My Wisconsin Backyard

February 21, 2010

Image by Eddy’s Mom10 via Flickr About this time of winter I begin to think about the first green shoots that will be pushing their noses through the blanket of crusty snow.  The cold gets  old as the end of February draws nigh …Read the Rest

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