Winter blooms – not around here.
Winter color – that we have.
I was a bit surprised to find so much color in my yard, as I didn’t really notice the range until I looked at the pictures. Could it be that you too have more color in your garden than you realize? . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Finding Winter Color
Here’s an easy idea for your yard in winter – display the sled. In our case, that meant Mike had to climb up into the deep dark recesses of the far corner of that attic, drag it down, and carry it to the yard. That’s ok. He had a few Christmas cookies to wear off, . . . → Read More: Winter Interest – The Sled
Magnificent-Mile-Chicago, from USATravelWithUs.com
Max and Snookems have been gallivanting. They’ve been taking it easy since their appearance at the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show last spring. It was time to get out for a Christmas shopping trip on Michigan Avenue. Neither of them drive. Of course not, they’re mannequins. So they reserved a Hummer . . . → Read More: Chicago’s Magnificent Mile On The Cheap, Or Not
It is spring, but you can’t tell by looking at Chicago weather. You can barely see the neighbor’s house. What did we do to deserve all of this snow on the Cub’s opening day?
Did I mention today is April 1st? Do you think that just perhaps it is your local blogger that you . . . → Read More: You Can’t Trust Chicago Weather
Winter interest or sandals? That is the question. I am sitting on my back porch (oh I can’t tell you that because a winter interest article would have to be written in the warmth of my home). The question is still ‘Winter interest or sandals?’ I’d really rather not talk about winter interest. I’d rather . . . → Read More: OhWhatAWednesday – Winter Interest Or Sandals?
Oh my gosh. Regine was right. ‘Gardening IS housework you do outside’. Last week my garden was filled with Winter Interest. This week it is filled with Spring To Do Items. My many beautiful grasses have gone from wispy to weepy. Autumn joy sedum has no more joy. Little lumps of snow covered kale looked . . . → Read More: Winter Interest Morphs into Spring To Do List
The picture says it all. River birch bark looks great in winter. The good news is that winter is just about over, even the snow you see in this picture is gone. Woohoo!
This is an installment in the OhWhatAWednesday series, where I dare to take on the task of finding something in my . . . → Read More: OhWhatAWednesday – River Birch Bark
Spring is coming! I can feel when I’m out walking with the dog. The birds are singing, the geese are flying, and my fingers are not frozen. It just feels different, doesn’t it? I better get moving with what looks good in my yard in winter before I run out of winter. So we’ll do . . . → Read More: OhWhatAWednesday – The Rose of Sharon Surprise
Oh dreary winter. Oh lack of green. Oh snowy driveway. Oh bundled up to the hilt. Oh wait … we were in Kauai. Oh sunny day. Oh lush greenery. Oh valet parking. Oh swimsuit and sandals. Oh yes!
And I get to write about it on in a winter gardening series because I used ‘Winter’ . . . → Read More: OhWhatAWednesday – Winter And The Garden Isle