Anyone who knows me well knows I am “a worrier,” an “over-protective mom” of three, so it was important to me to be educated and keep my kids and dog safe when I garden. This was my main motivation for creating a green and organic yard and garden, as I learned that most kids absorb… Continue reading Poison….Beware….Caution….
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
What a difference having the right high-quality tool makes! Gardening becomes way more fun and time-efficient. You might want to add a few to your holiday wish-list or give some to your favorite gardener. When I pack up my car to head to a gardening job, here are the 10 ten tools I must… Continue reading My Top 10 Gardening Tools
In my little urban garden, I make the most of my smaller-size growing space by growing up. I grow vertically in a number of ways. Here are some successes I have had. 1. William Baffin Climbing Rose This is an easy rose to grow. It is maintenance-free except for pruning, as it gets very big… Continue reading Grow Up!
This is an exciting time of the year. After thinking back on the highlights and low lights of last year, I can now turn my attention to the new planting season! We’ve definitely turned the corner with our weather here in Wisconsin, and I see gardening opportunities everywhere I look! Here are some of my… Continue reading My garden plans for 2010
For me, surviving a Wisconsin winter entails poring over gardening magazines, catalogs and books. I love mapping out my garden and coming up with new ideas. I am happiest when I am creating. A big part of that process is reflecting back on the previous year to understand what went right and what went wrong.… Continue reading Reflecting on my 2009 garden
When my daughter’s five-year-old friend asked if we were having a garage sale, I knew I hadn’t yet achieved the outdoor-living-room look I was going for. It was time for me to pull it all together; my eclectic look wasn’t working. It was evident that I finally reached my goal this past summer by the… Continue reading Creating an Outdoor Living Room