Seed Swap Or Feeding Frenzy – You Decide

One look at the picture and Feeding Frenzy is what you are likely to call this event.

Chicago Botanic Gardens called it a Seed Swap, but Feeding Frenzy feels right to me. I was among those vying to get our mitts on those seeds. Over 300 people had attended Diane Ott Whealy’s kick-off . . . → Read More: Seed Swap Or Feeding Frenzy – You Decide

About.com Readers Choice Awards

My blog is in the running for an award! So of course, I’d love for you to go there every day till March 21st to vote. It’s even ok if you check out my competition.

As I look at About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, I see this is about more than me (darn). Here are . . . → Read More: About.com Readers Choice Awards

Fingers Numb

I write to you with fingers numb. I think that I might lose a thumb. Chicago’s temperature is 33. Yet I was gardening – crazy me.

The sun was shining. The birds were singing. I was smiling, trimming, digging.

Digging through the shed so deep, my gardening tools buried in the heap. But out they . . . → Read More: Fingers Numb

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Welcoming Our New Additions – Winter Aconite & Cameron

Like all expectant parents, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new little one. We are so proud to introduce you to our first bloom of the year, winter aconite. At no pounds and only 2 inches tall, this newborn arrived today, amidst much speculation about the arrival date.

Oh, there will be . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Welcoming Our New Additions – Winter Aconite & Cameron

Candied Camera – A Sweet Photography Contest

Photo by Kristen Taylor

Just in time for Valentines Day, Mike found something sweet on the Chicago Botanic Gardens website. It’s a seasonal photo contest . Wow – they’ve been running this for a year and we just saw it now. Well, not exactly ‘now’. Let’s say a few hours ago. Since then I’ve . . . → Read More: Candied Camera – A Sweet Photography Contest

Now Really, What Were The Odds?

I’ve heard that the longer a couple is married, the more alike they become. I’ve heard that they can practically read each others thoughts. I can understand Mike knowing what I’m thinking when we are in the same room. Even without a word being said, Mike can read my body language, and he knows me . . . → Read More: Now Really, What Were The Odds?

Gardener’s Muse Day – February 2012

As I complete this monthly series paying homage to Edith Holden, I thank her for writing her diary and sharing it with us so many years ago.

February, per Edith Holden’s “Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady”…

This month derives its name from the word februare, to purify or from Februa, the Roman festival of . . . → Read More: Gardener’s Muse Day – February 2012