Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Best Blooms EVER On Thornless Rose

Photo by Kevin Penczak

Zephirine Drouhin has never looked better. She is blooming with wild abandon on my Chicagoland garden gate. Zeffy, as she is affectionately known at Antique Rose Emporium, is officially a zone 6 rose. I’m zone 5 and I needed a thornless rose on my garden gate. Call me silly, but . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Best Blooms EVER On Thornless Rose

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

Grand Tour – Part II – Outside the Garden Gate

As we continue our garden tour, let’s move outside the garden gate. There was no point in trying to keep grass out front. Oh darn, guess I have to live with this instead.

We are on a corner lot, so we get to garden the side of the house as well. I tried to . . . → Read More: Grand Tour – Part II – Outside the Garden Gate

Grand Tour – Part I – Inside the Garden Gate

Aren’t you just a wee bit curious about what lies beyond the garden gate? Well, come on in and see what all the excitement is about.

We moved here 13 years ago. The entire yard was grass except for this pine tree area. The grass doesn’t have a chance against us – the yard . . . → Read More: Grand Tour – Part I – Inside the Garden Gate