The Fast And Easy Halloween Pumpkin, And The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

We are getting down to the wire – 3 days till Halloween. If you haven’t made your Halloween pumpkin yet, let me help. Well, let me clarify that. I’m not really going to come over and ‘help’. I am going to make it easy for you to get through this though. The pumpkin we made . . . → Read More: The Fast And Easy Halloween Pumpkin, And The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

Normal Rockwell Moments At Morton Arboretum

It was like a Normal Rockwell painting. Autumn leaves slowly swaying back and forth during their descent; a crunchy-crackly-kickable layer already covering the ground. Ghost and goblin costumed children laughing as they rolled down hills. A not so very scary maze decorated with spiders and cob webs, with even more children scampering throughout. Mike & . . . → Read More: Normal Rockwell Moments At Morton Arboretum

The End Is Near On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

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

Shermin’s Day

Beautiful flowers for Shermin. Creative fun for me. Looks like a win-win. Shermin’s engagement party just happened to fall during prime dahlia season. You can see that I had no shortage of blooms for table arrangements.

Yes, there was quite a palette to pick from. You can see here that we even grow . . . → Read More: Shermin’s Day

Watsamatter With My Spider Plant?

Some things just don’t make any sense. When I got this spider plant from Dawn last summer, I put it outside and basically left it to tend for itself. It was beautiful. Now, it’s been inside instead, and at the end of this summer, it looks bad.

It’s really very sad. I garden with . . . → Read More: Watsamatter With My Spider Plant?

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day – September/October 2011

I owe you one. One muse day that is. As I post my October 1st muse, I post my belated September muse as well.

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

September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning. The . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day – September/October 2011