How To Add Christmas Garland To A Garden Gate, Berthold’s Open House

It’s all Chris Wagner’s fault. I went to Berthold’s Garden Center yesterday for a free demonstration of winter outdoor arrangements. I came home inspired. Till now, I’d been happy to enjoy every minute of autumn. I’d put off thinking about Christmas and the requisite decorating. You might argue that Christmas decorating is not requisite. I . . . → Read More: How To Add Christmas Garland To A Garden Gate, Berthold’s Open House

Cranberry Recipes

I can do better than canned cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, I like canned cranberry sauce, but I love Mom’s cranberry jello. I’m also including cranberry recipes from Heidee, Marjie, and Marian. Their recipes were in the Do-able Dahlia Dishes cookbook that was published by the Central States Dahlia Society.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Job Whale Done

“Job well done”, or in my case, “job whale done”! Those are words that are written on the bottom of this cute little whale. I checked my notes to see when I did a 6 week contract training/help desk job for Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis. It was 9 years ago. Wow. And still I . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Job Whale Done

How To Survive Downsizing By Planting A Garden

Have you ever lost a job? I did. Yesterday.

Have you ever planted a garden? I will. Today.

Yesterday was the last day for most of our Corporate Training Department, including me. Today, I am going to spend some much deserved time outside considering my options. I know there is no place I’d . . . → Read More: How To Survive Downsizing By Planting A Garden

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – One Sad Amaryllis

I told you in the title that my amaryllis looked sad. But you didn’t believe me, did you? I bet you do now. One look at this picture and you are probably wondering what the heck happened to it. Summer outside is what happened to it. So now here I am with one droopy . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – One Sad Amaryllis

The Autumn Leaves Are Leaving

Halloween is over and I still have scary news for you. No, it isn’t witches or goblins. No, it isn’t zombies like the classic Frasier Halloween show we watched a few nights ago. Still, plain old scary. Ready? The leaves are leaving. Not quite as in ‘poof’ they’ve blown away like they do in Camelot. . . . → Read More: The Autumn Leaves Are Leaving