Yes, gardening in Chicagoland has arrived at the Cichorski house, even though 4-6” of snow was also arriving as I wrote this. • My first published paid article ever is in the March/April issue of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. • I’ll be introducing the speakers at the Garden Show March 9 – 17. Ok, it’s . . . → Read More: My First Published Paid Article Ever! Woohoo
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
In memoriam Linda Ohm May 8 1950 October 18 2012
A garden distinctly marks the passage of time. Kind of like life, with people growing and shining, and sadly over time, gone. We are experiencing this in both our garden walk and life walk in pronounced ways. Dahlias gone, mums shining, Linda failing, grandchildren shining.
In the category of ‘gone’, we have the dahlias. Mike’s . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – For Everything There Is A Season
I’ve decided to give Hy as much time as he needs to create a hibiscabloom. Hy is my hibiscus, and I tried to talk him into blooming for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day on the 15th. You may have read about it. Hy tried, and tried, and tried, but Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day came and went. . . . → Read More: Hy Is Still Chugging Along To Make That Flower
I have received so many amazing gifts. For example, my family, which includes my son Kevin, who took these pictures.
The pictures are of other gifts I have received as a gardener, like this rose of sharon that God gave me.
And this crab apple tree that God gave me. And this millions bells . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts For The Gardener – The Best Gift Of All
I hate to admit it, but next month at this time, my garden will be pretty much done for the year. So I’m not going to admit it. I’m going to be oblivious to reality and just enjoy that my garden still has beautiful flowers. Oh sure there are dahlias. With 100 plants that go . . . → Read More: The End Is Near On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day
In the ‘Nobody Does It Better Category’, our nominees are: (drum roll please)
Disney, Disney, Disney, And last but not least, Disney.
The winner is: (drum roll please) … Disney!
It’s no surprise that Disney’s creativity and attention to detail are unsurpassed. Well, there is One who I’d give a bigger and better award to, . . . → Read More: Gardening Disney Style At Epcot Center
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
It’s the morning of Christmas Eve. Unbelievably, everything is on schedule and in control. Now there’s a miracle for you. That will all change when John and Heather get here with Alexandria. For us, this Christmas is all about the baby. Our granddaughter is 18 months old. She is joy, excitement and energy wrapped up . . . → Read More: OhWhatAWednesday – Christmas Eve