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Spreading Color at Wood County Fair

It just goes to show that blooms can make ANYTHING look beautiful – even a Poop Machine! I love the varieties Bostdorff Greenhouse added to this display because…

Lava Lamp Coral Bell

Tucked under a ornamental Japanese maple tree in the small garden in between the porch and front sun room entrance of my home there are a few tiny gardens. Each year it’s been fun trying new things in between the established perennials, hibiscus shrubs and tree. I’ve had containers tucked in between hosta plants,herbs, new […]
The Hum of the Neighors Combine

Sights and Sounds of My Midwest Autumn

Fall is the most colorful time in my Midwest garden as the plants and trees show off one last time before going to sleep for the winter.  Here are a few of the sights you won’t want to miss from my Midwest Autumn. These are a few of the things I love most about Autumn. […]
Strawberry Plants

It’s Time To Think Grow Your Own Fruit

Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
Midwest Maple

Exciting Autumn Color in Your Landscape

We are just a few short weeks away from the winter that has been forecast to be one of the worst we’ve had in a few years according to my farm friends in the Midwest. The vibrant color in the …..

I Saw an Angel in a Conifer Garden

On a beautiful autumn day I got to spend the day in one of the most inspiring gardens in Michigan.  Conifer expert and horticulture editor Ron Elardo gave my friend Maria and I a tour of his personal conifer garden as well as the Hidden Lake Gardens.  I share more about this visit on Conifers […]
Ash Tree

Remembering the Ash

The Ash Tree Photo from 2003 Scrapbook.   If it weren’t for moving out to the country seven years ago, I don’t think I would have ever realized the impact of losing the Ash Tree in my county. It was hard to miss the Ash tree that had its’ own cut in the deck of […]

Top 10 Must-Haves in my Midwest Garden

Yesterday I was recognized as one of the top10 garden Twitter users.  I love making new contacts on social media networking sites so this was a real treat to be ‘RT’ ( retweeted). To show my excitement for being noticed on this fun site I decided to do a Top 10 of my own. Sunflowers […]