Morton Arboretum – Perfect For A Scenic Snowy Breakfast

I love to ski, or should I say ‘I loved to ski’. It has probably been 10 years since I’ve been on the slopes, so I’ll go with ‘I loved to ski’. I never seemed to mind the cold – being properly dressed does make a huge difference. As you can see by the picture, . . . → Read More: Morton Arboretum – Perfect For A Scenic Snowy Breakfast

Say Hi To Hy’s Hibiscus Flower

My hibiscus waited for a snowy day to warm us up with this lovely bloom!

We were anxiously expecting this bloom on the 14th. And the 15th. By the 18th, I resigned myself to waiting. The wait is over. Hy, my hibiscus is no longer in the world of ‘I Think I Can’. Hy’s . . . → Read More: Say Hi To Hy’s Hibiscus Flower

Hy Is Still Chugging Along To Make That Flower

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

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – ‘Hy’ and ‘Dry’

Anticipation is what I like best about vacations. I’m not a ‘Wow that’s a great surprise – I’ll pack a bag now’ kinda gal. You’ve taken away half of the fun if I can’t think about a vacation before we go. Nonetheless, if any of you are thinking of sending me a surprise all expense . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – ‘Hy’ and ‘Dry’

In The ‘I Think I Can’ Category

I had a nice talk with one of my hibiscus plants today. Accordingly, Hy is determined to be the star of tomorrow’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I’m not a stage Mom, so there is no pressure. Ok, well maybe a little pressure.

I can just see Hy chugging along the last few days, inherently aware . . . → Read More: In The ‘I Think I Can’ Category

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!!

Creamy Shrimp Tacos

You may have noticed that I don’t publish many recipes. This should be no surprise for a gardening blog. Yet Kraft has done it again – created a Santa Fe Cooking Creme recipe so good I just have to share. I did add one ingredient to their recipe for Creamy Shrimp Tacos – Spring Greens. . . . → Read More: Creamy Shrimp Tacos

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day – January 2012

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

Named from the Roman god Janus, who is represented with two faces looking in opposite directions, – as retrospective to the past, and prospective to, the coming year.

And an interesting motto that Ms. Holden has been kind enough to . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day – January 2012