Category Archives: Gardening

Dreaming of Summer

One of my gardening magazines came in the mail today.  A few weeks ago the seed catalogs came in.  I love looking at them and thinking about what I want to plant this coming summer. When looking at the pictures … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Yesterday the temperature reached 70 degrees. Way above normal and so welcomed. It has been averaging below normal the last couple of months and I was beginning to wonder if Spring was ever going to show up. We took advantage … Continue reading

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Fall Bulb Planting

I was talking to a friend today and she mentioned about all the tulip and daffodil bulbs she was planting. I haven’t even thought that far ahead. Now is the time to plan, buy, and plant the spring flowering bulbs. … Continue reading

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Houseplants in the Fall

In the Midwest, Autumn is definitely showing it’s face. Some of the trees are losing their leaves. The evenings are beginning to cool down. And the sun is setting a lot earlier than just a few weeks ago. I have … Continue reading

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Summer Heat and Mowing the Lawn

From an early age we are told to finish what we start. And many times this means completing one task before starting another. Sometimes it just can’t happen that way. It’s hot out here in the Midwest. And it’s suppose … Continue reading

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Gardening With Babysteps

This past Sunday was nice weather for a change here in the Midwest. I had a spot in the front of my house that needed a new shrub. Because the area only gets a few hours of sun in the … Continue reading

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Crazy Spring Weather

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~Mark Twain Mark Twain was from the Midwest and knew what he was talking about. April brings daffodils and tulips … Continue reading

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September Gardening

Although it is still early in September the weather is cloudy, cool, and damp like a fall day. It caught me off guard when I went outside to walk the dog. I had to come back in a grab a … Continue reading

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Gardening Master List

About a month ago I suggested making a Gardening Master List of all the things you would like to do to improve you yard. I took a paper and pen and walked around my whole house. I separated the areas … Continue reading

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Gardening Master List

The weather finally cooperated for me to get some things done around the yard. I planted a few flowerpots and window boxes. My husband helped me wash the deck and bring out the chair cushions. We even ate dinner on … Continue reading

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