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Bouquet of the week: Homage to ikebana

5 pink callas in a Tiffany Ice bud vase.

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Spring is Back

The Colorblends 100 mix. Happiness in a vase. 

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Go big or go home.

I don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t have a problem.

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African Violets

I have loved African Violets for years, and yet I have never mastered them. My former brother in law always grew beautiful Violets on his east-facing windowsill over his kitchen sink.  When I asked him his secret, he said he … Continue reading

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Lawns

Living in Wisconsin, I’m blessed to have fantastic public television channels (namely, the Wisconsin Channel).  I am sitting here watching a fantastic program on my least favorite garden item: lawns. I’ve already learned a number of helpful things I thought … Continue reading

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Southern Frustration

What is this?  My sister likes to puzzle me with her evergreen foundation shrubbery. I’ll admit that my Southern gardening knowledge is extremely limited… If you know, let me know!

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Goodbye Grama

My much beloved grandmother has died. She was a real pistol, still working out at her gym in her 80s. A lover of beer and Packer football and art and a good time. She’d been “poorly” for a few months … Continue reading

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Planting for Fall Color

It is an unlovely fall day today, but the leaves are gorgeous. I often think about planting for spring color, but fortunately the previous owners thought about fall. With two autumn blaze maples and the beautiful yellow birch leaves…it’s so … Continue reading

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I want an apple tree

I get like this sometimes, but I really want an apple tree. And I’d like ‘Cox’s orange pippin” and maybe lady Apples. Whenever fall hits, I get a hankering for apple pies, hot apple cider, applesauce. All delicious and they … Continue reading

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Tired of Pretending

There has come a point in my life where I’m tired of BS. Not that I ever had much tolerance for it, but now I have exceptionally little. I’ve stopped using girly cleaners that don’t work, but smell good in … Continue reading

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