Two Dahlia Gardens To Visit In September – One Is Ours!

I’ve got two dahlia gardens for you to visit this September – and one is ours!

September 4th – Steve Meggos will have his garden open for your viewing pleasure.

September 25th – Mike and I would love to have you see our garden.

September is prime time for dahlias. They haven’t really liked . . . → Read More: Two Dahlia Gardens To Visit In September – One Is Ours!

Where Do Garden Centers Go To Shop and Learn? IGC

I never thought about it before, but Garden Centers need to go shopping too. I want that job! It’s kind of like being the kid who wants to own an ice cream shop when she grows up, a seemingly natural choice for an ice cream lover. Well, wouldn’t it be great to be the kid . . . → Read More: Where Do Garden Centers Go To Shop and Learn? IGC

A Recipe For Mud

I came home today to mud in my refrigerator. I can’t explain it, but there it was. It has been years since that has happened and it reminded me of soccer. Fortunately, not of mud-caked clothes, but a snack appropriately named mud.

I, of course, did what came natural. I took a picture of it. . . . → Read More: A Recipe For Mud

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August Prevails

It was getting a little scary there for a while. Would the heat put an end to my garden? If not, maybe the drought would. The grass was brown, and the plants were rather sad and flowerless. The flowers that dared showed their heads were often eaten by the Japanese beetles.

Still, my garden triumphed! . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August Prevails

Destination Garden Center # 2 – Gardens of Woodstock and Rich’s Foxwillow Pines

Was Destination Garden Center #1 a bit too far for you? Perhaps Destination Garden Center #2 is more in your driving range. Woodstock, Illinois is certainly closer for Chicagoans than Nashville, Indiana. I’ll sweeten the temptation by making it a twofer. You know, a twofer. Two fer the price of one. Still not enough? Then . . . → Read More: Destination Garden Center # 2 – Gardens of Woodstock and Rich’s Foxwillow Pines

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – What To Do About A Dead Shrub

I welcome you to ‘Zone 5 – Favorites on the 5th’. I post on the 5th of every month, redirecting visitors to a favorite posting relative to zone 5. This month we have two bloggers looking for inspiration to fill an area vacated by a large shrub. One of those bloggers is me. The other . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – What To Do About A Dead Shrub

Our First Dahlia Blooms Of The Season!

It begins – We have two dahlias blooming. From now till frost, the show will just get better and better. Mike has about 100 plants, divided into two gardens. He has told the plants to focus on growing big and strong by disbudding them till recently. Now its time to start reaping the benefits. . . . → Read More: Our First Dahlia Blooms Of The Season!