Health · Ornamental Grasses

Bringing the George Costanza Fanny Pack Back from the ’90s

So, what’s a gardener who gardens for her profession, passion and lifeline to do when she discovers she has a pretty severe allergy to bees? A.  Have a panic attack, or several? B.  Have a nervous breakdown? C.  Have a midlife crisis? D.  Become a total shut-in, an agoraphobic? E.  Never go outside again? F.… Continue reading Bringing the George Costanza Fanny Pack Back from the ’90s

Annuals · Lawn Management · Ornamental Grasses · Seasonal · Yard Management

Spring Forward

Wave goodbye to winter with a little spring-cleaning — in your garden that is. I couldn’t have asked for better weather for doing just that this past weekend. Here are some tips for waking up your garden in the spring: Do overseed your lawn and put some grass seed down. Spring and fall are the best times… Continue reading Spring Forward

Birdscaping · Natives · Ornamental Grasses

Overcoming clay soil

So you have clay soil, either because you live in Indiana or because you have new construction and your builders left you with compacted clay soil with a dusting of topsoil.  What to do?  Plant natives. Try these natives I learned about on a recent Wisconsin Gardener show:  compass plant, prairie dock, Bergamot, big bluestem (ornamental grass),  ox-eye sunflower, yellow coneflower,… Continue reading Overcoming clay soil