Here we go! The Great Fall Cleanup is about to commence. Mid September is when I start to think about getting the garden ready for Winter. Although things like this certainly don't help... Stoney Creek is my go-to garden center here in the north. I'm there about once a week if not more! Here's some of … Continue reading Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
First and foremost, I am a gardener! Honestly, it's what I love to do most. When I started this blog I really just intended for it to be a way to keep personal notes, photos and other fun garden stuff in one spot. Today's post, however, has absolutely nothing to do with gardening. Because I live … Continue reading Sometimes I Hook and Sometimes I Hoe!
Today was a long overdue garden day. I spent most of the afternoon deadheading and moving some things around with intentions of staying out until sundown. Unfortunately the day had other plans and a quick little thunderstorm cut my gardening short. My friend, Mary, gave me this daylily a couple of years ago. Last year I think there … Continue reading Random Thoughts after a Few Hours in the Garden
It's the middle of February and there is nothing in my garden that is even thinking about blooming so I looked around indoors to see what I could find for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Well, whaddayaknow???!!! One of my African Violets is sporting some lovely white blossoms! I'll be honest, as much as I love … Continue reading Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – The African Violet
In February, in Wisconsin, there just isn't a whole heck of a lot of gardening to be done, well except for in my dreams. So I was quite excited to get away from the cold and snow for a few days and head off to Phoenix. I spent a good portion of each day hiking in … Continue reading Not your typical Wisconsin garden…
Milkweed pods in my area are ripening. These pods were collected by my friend T in northern Wisconsin. She is busy preparing the mature seeds to scatter in her meadow. If you're interested in helping to scatter the seeds, here is some great information from the Friends of the Monarch Trail in Milwaukee: Harvesting … Continue reading Time to Scatter the Milkweed!