Week One Continue to care for indoor houseplants by cleaning the dead leaves and ice-cube watering. Week Two Taxes, taxes, taxes. Continue indoor projects like cleaning the basement and painting upstairs hallway and bathroom so I can garden 24/7 as soon as the snow melts. Week Three Check on stored bulbs such as dinner-plate dahlias and consider… Continue reading Getting Busy in March
Thrilled to be announcing that I will be offering for the first time a Winter Flower Share. A few of my Summer Flower Share members requested flowers in winter, saying they wanted flowers around just as much if not more in the winter than in the summer. Flowers can be picked up or delivered at… Continue reading December is no excuse. Treat yourself to more flowers.
The best way to get through a Wisconsin winter is to embrace it. So don’t stop decorating outside. I love this season. Email me and I’ll help you deck the halls with winter window boxes and pots.
Hate to say good-bye to summer? Me too! Today I will be bringing summer indoors for the winter by taking cuttings of my favorite annuals. Specifically, I must get cuttings of Persian shield and fishnet-stockings coleus and King Kong coleus. Once I get those covered, I might take cuttings of all the varieties of coleus,… Continue reading Tip of the Day
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
I’ve been getting so many great compliments from friends, neighbors and readers about the seasonal pots on my front porch. I loved putting them together, but I’m smitten with the reaction. So I want to share them! And hopefully, I can contribute to a great cause along the way. My husband’s sister was recently diagnosed… Continue reading Decorating your home for Marla
I love this time of year… a time for renewal, new beginnings and starting over, even for your garden. Yes, fall is a great time to renew your garden. The best ways? Planting new bulbs for spring and summer bloom, weeding, dividing your plants, and adding a thick layer of mulch or compost. (In fact,… Continue reading Your garden begins in the fall
Have a spot you need to fill in your perennial bed? Not sure where to start? Autumn Joy looks great everywhere I put it, and after 6 years it is everywhere in my garden. I have managed to divide this gem of a plant into almost every area of my yard, front and back. It… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Use Autumn Joy to fill gaps