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New use for hanging baskets

Outside of Keplinger Funeral home in Hartford City, Indiana, I saw these pear trees that appeared...

It’s the Little Things that Count Blog Image
It’s the Little Things that Count

When we were re-doing the garden by our front sidewalk Memorial Day 2016 (see my blog "Countless...

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Sightseeing on I-64

Wonderful Husband and I made a trip to St. Louis last weekend, driving on I-64. Since we'd taken...

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Countless Shades of Green

For most of my gardening life, I followed these steps in selecting and planting: (1) Go to the...

Why do the lilac leaves looking like someone trimmed them with pinking shears? Blog Image
Why do the lilac leaves looking like someone trimmed them with pinking shears?

Every summer it looks like someone took pinking shears to the leaves on my peonies, but I always...

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Creating a Gardener

Now, anyone who starts up a conversation with me will quickly find out that I love to garden. My...

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The Welcoming Rose Garden

It has been a spectacular summer for visitors to my gardens.  For a planned garden tour, chances...

Growing Tomatillos in the Home Vegetable Garden Blog Image
Growing Tomatillos in the Home Vegetable Garden

This summer I am maintaining a few vegetable garden beds at a human services facility that I did...

Devil’s Walking Stick Blog Image
Devil’s Walking Stick

When we first bought our property, it was an impenetrable jungle of autumn olives, floribunda roses...

A downy woodpecker is eating the apples Blog Image
A downy woodpecker is eating the apples

We saw the oddest thing a couple of days ago when John was playing on the swingset. There was a...

A More Elegant Milkweed Blog Image
A More Elegant Milkweed

I garden for two main reasons: (1) because I can't help myself and (2) wildlife. For the...

Are beetles eating your beans? Blog Image
Are beetles eating your beans?

Once upon a time there was a happy little patch of bush beans, and then holes started to appear....