Oh No, No Patio

I’m definitely not in Disney World anymore. In Disney World I would not have to pick between soffits/fascia and a brick patio. The soffits and fascia would be beautiful on my castle, the surrounding patio and grounds would be gorgeous, and Prince Charming would be awaiting my return from my recent business trip.

Alas, reality . . . → Read More: Oh No, No Patio

Gardening Disney Style At Epcot Center

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

Gardening Sarasota Style At Marie Selby Garden

Florida is not zone 5. All that sun and heat makes a difference. The Marie Selby Garden proves it. You walk in through the greenhouse, but don’t really notice when you leave it, because the outside is every bit as tropical as the greenhouse itself. It was 95 degrees on the June day we visited. . . . → Read More: Gardening Sarasota Style At Marie Selby Garden

Globemaster Allium Is Huge On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Has there ever been one of those plants that you want year after year but just refuse to spend the money on? There was for me. It was the globemaster allium. Every spring I’d see them in other people’s gardens, and I’d say to myself ‘This is the year I’m going to pay the ridiculous . . . → Read More: Globemaster Allium Is Huge On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Grand Tour – Part II – Outside the Garden Gate

As we continue our garden tour, let’s move outside the garden gate. There was no point in trying to keep grass out front. Oh darn, guess I have to live with this instead.

We are on a corner lot, so we get to garden the side of the house as well. I tried to . . . → Read More: Grand Tour – Part II – Outside the Garden Gate

Grand Tour – Part I – Inside the Garden Gate

Aren’t you just a wee bit curious about what lies beyond the garden gate? Well, come on in and see what all the excitement is about.

We moved here 13 years ago. The entire yard was grass except for this pine tree area. The grass doesn’t have a chance against us – the yard . . . → Read More: Grand Tour – Part I – Inside the Garden Gate

Kitty Has To Kiss The Comforter Goodbye

Sorry Kitty. I know its going to pain you to have your queen sized kitty cushion taken away. Warm weather has FINALLY come to Chicagoland, and with it comes a lighter blanket on the bed. Kiss the comforter goodbye till autumn.

Gardener Bloggers’ Muse Day – June 2011

The month of June, per Edith Holden’s “Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” …

In the old Latin calendar June was the fourth month. Ovid states that this month received it’s name in honour of Juno, other writers connect the term with the consulate of Junius Brutus. Probably however it has an agricultural reference, and . . . → Read More: Gardener Bloggers’ Muse Day – June 2011