Cardboard Castle – You Can Do This! Just Add Kids

I really really like my garden, Mike’s dahlias, our koi. But I’ve got to tell ya, none of it comes anywhere close to loving grandkids. So sure this is a garden blog, but today I have to show you what John & Heather and the kids did. Its a cardboard castle! Pretty cool huh?

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Enjoy It Anyway

The birds are singing, they don’t care, An inch of snow is everywhere. They’ll sing their song till day is done, Whether or not the snow is gone. I’ll follow their lead, enjoy the sun, The bright blue sky, the glistening ground. He will fulfill the promise of spring, The beautiful flowers He will soon . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Enjoy It Anyway

How To Make A Stepping Stone – So Easy!

Now that I made my first stepping stone, I can’t wait to make more. And I’m not gonna wait. John will be over with the kids Thursday and it’s time for handprints in stepping stones for Grandma (that’s me). Allie is 4 and Cameron is 1. Allie and I will do ours while Cameron naps . . . → Read More: How To Make A Stepping Stone – So Easy!

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Louie’s Favorite Fragrant Roses

It’s automatic – We see a rose; we smell the rose. Seems kind of like a useless exercise these days, as so many roses have had the fragrance bred out of them. It’s not that hybridizers don’t like fragrance, it’s just that we consumers insist on roses that are disease resistant, survive the elements, and . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Louie’s Favorite Fragrant Roses

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – About.com’s Creative Garden Recycling Tips

This is so perfect – a twofer. Yep, two for the price of one. Today’s Favorites on the Fifth covers creativity and About.com. We’ll use About.com as our reference tool for left brain vs. right brain, and for creative garden recycling tips.

Personally, I’m creative. It may take me a while to come up with . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – About.com’s Creative Garden Recycling Tips

Gardening Imagined vs. Gardening Reality

From the Garden of Faith, Hope & Love FB page

There is a picture deep in our minds of what a gardener looks like, and the enchanting time they spend enjoying their garden. The image is serene and peaceful. Perhaps something like this one, complete with a graceful young lady gathering roses, clad in . . . → Read More: Gardening Imagined vs. Gardening Reality

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Speaking At The Chicago Flower And Garden Show

I love this quote that Beth Burden sent out to all of the speakers at this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show…

IF YOU ARE DELAYED FOR ANY REASON: please call Carol, our on-site seminar manager.

Yep. Me. On-site seminar manager at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show that runs March 9 – 17 at . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Speaking At The Chicago Flower And Garden Show

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Don’t Make A Boo Boo Honey For Valentine’s Day

It’s Elementary. Valentine’s Day is not the time to make a Boo Boo Honey. You want your loved one to know they are a Person of Interest to you. Whether you are a Modern Family or among the Young and the Restless, you don’t have to Keep Up With the Kardishians or take a . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Don’t Make A Boo Boo Honey For Valentine’s Day

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – The Not-So-Insignificant Snowflake

Mike’s snowman pancake is pretty impressive. Now that’s my idea of creativity. Creativity that you can copy for breakfast tomorrow.

Ah, but the creativity that it takes to make a real snowflake; that is creativity on a whole different level. That’s creativity God-style, with a twist. I can just picture him thinking up the . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – The Not-So-Insignificant Snowflake

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Creativity in the Garden

Today we celebrate creativity. At least I do. In particular, I celebrate that I’ll be speaking about ‘Creativity in the Garden’ at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show on March 12th. The topic has intrigued me for a long time, and now it will be time for me to do something about it. Something creative. . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Creativity in the Garden