Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – A Love/Hate Relationship With Daylilies

Imagine a field of daylilies. Better yet, leave nothing to the imagination and just look at the pictures of Open Heart and Siloam Ribbon Candy. You can see why Mike and I came home from the daylily farm many years ago with clumps of several different varieties.

Right now, they are all A+ . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – A Love/Hate Relationship With Daylilies

Low Maintenance Gardening – Call In The Troops!!!!

There are some areas of my yard that refuse to participate in my low maintenance gardening efforts. Some of them are worth the effort, and I gladly (usually) do what needs to be done to get results like this.

Pretty impressive, huh? I think so too. It will look different in a week for . . . → Read More: Low Maintenance Gardening – Call In The Troops!!!!

Heather’s Favorite Low Maintenance Perennials

I’m continuing my quest for a large garden with less maintenance. Parts of my garden are low maintenance, parts are heading in the right direction, and other parts are worth the work. I’ll also continue sharing what I learn, so come back for more.

I recently posted a low maintenance shrub list from Heather at . . . → Read More: Heather’s Favorite Low Maintenance Perennials

Heather’s Favorite Low Maintenance Shrubs

In gardening, the key is planting the right plant in the right place. That seems simple enough. It seems like common sense. It must be what I’ve been doing all these years. Not so much.

When we planted our forsythias some 15 years ago, I didn’t know that it wasn’t the right place for . . . → Read More: Heather’s Favorite Low Maintenance Shrubs

Low Maintenance – Out With The Invasive, In With The New Hydrangeas

Pinkeye and invasive plants have something in common – you don’t want to share them. Any more details on Pinkeye would constitute TMI, so let’s just say having it this weekend did keep me away from the grandchildren, but did not keep me out of the garden. There I spent the afternoon dealing with invasive . . . → Read More: Low Maintenance – Out With The Invasive, In With The New Hydrangeas

Low Maintenance – Spring Blooms

It’s time to start sharing secrets. If you’ve seen the size of our gardens, you probably wonder how we do it. After all, this is a half-acre lot and Mike and I have full-time jobs and a life. I started leaning towards low maintenance gardening several years back. Many parts of our yard are low . . . → Read More: Low Maintenance – Spring Blooms

Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Mike and I Are Speaking!!

Mike and I are both speaking at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. I don’t know how exciting that is for you, but it is certainly exciting for us. The show is at Navy Pier, running from March 10th through 18th.

My dear hubby is vice president of the Central States Dahlia Society. He . . . → Read More: Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Mike and I Are Speaking!!

View From The Bedroom Window

This is the beauty we get to wake up to each morning. (And looking at the title, you thought this was not going to be family friendly. Shame on you. This is a gardening blog.)

13 years ago we moved into this tiny house, and even with the addition we’ve since put on, the . . . → Read More: View From The Bedroom Window

Groundcover Envy – Candytuft on Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

If a groundcover is going be covering my ground, it better do more than just that. I expect my groundcover to bloom too. Candytuft must have gotten that message, because bloom it does.

Let’s try that paragraph again with a capital BLOOM:

If a groundcover is going be covering my ground, it better . . . → Read More: Groundcover Envy – Candytuft on Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

OhWhatAWednesday – River Birch Bark

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