Winter Interest – The Sled

Here’s an easy idea for your yard in winter – display the sled. In our case, that meant Mike had to climb up into the deep dark recesses of the far corner of that attic, drag it down, and carry it to the yard. That’s ok. He had a few Christmas cookies to wear off, . . . → Read More: Winter Interest – The Sled

Last Minute Gift For The Gardener – Order Dahlia Tubers

I’m thinking it is time to start my Christmas shopping. After all, today is December 20th. I did take care of the important people – the grandkids. They were easy. Allie is 3 and loves crafts, just like Grandma. So I went on Pinterest and searched for preschool crafts. I printed out some pictures and . . . → Read More: Last Minute Gift For The Gardener – Order Dahlia Tubers

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Planting Bulbs In December

My gosh, yesterday was December 14th and I was outside taking pictures without a jacket and it was painless. Painless until I saw this. Disclaimer: A very graphic and disturbing photograph follows. Please do not share this with overly sensitive gardeners. I take no responsibility for their nightmares at a time when sugarplums should be . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Planting Bulbs In December

Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Creativity in the Garden

Today we celebrate creativity. At least I do. In particular, I celebrate that I’ll be speaking about ‘Creativity in the Garden’ at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show on March 12th. The topic has intrigued me for a long time, and now it will be time for me to do something about it. Something creative. . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – Creativity in the Garden

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile On The Cheap, Or Not

Magnificent-Mile-Chicago, from USATravelWithUs.com

Max and Snookems have been gallivanting. They’ve been taking it easy since their appearance at the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show last spring. It was time to get out for a Christmas shopping trip on Michigan Avenue. Neither of them drive. Of course not, they’re mannequins. So they reserved a Hummer . . . → Read More: Chicago’s Magnificent Mile On The Cheap, Or Not