Category Archives: Suggestions

Live Christmas Tree, Week One

I have to say that after a week with a live tree, I wholeheartedly approve.  As does Pomona.  Not only is the size perfect for my diminished quantity of presents, but I have had virtually no needle drop.  I have … Continue reading

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Finally, the Wedding Flowers

It was a beautiful day in Mid-July and I was on vacation.  Was I in the garden?  Touring another garden?  At a garden center?  No, I was in my basement carefully arranging 250 glorious hot pink roses for my sister’s … Continue reading

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Snow-18 inches of it.

With 18 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, we’ve definitely started out winter with a bang! If you are in our delightful predicament (state government shut down, so no work for us), after you’ve checked to make sure … Continue reading

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Cut Flowers

As today is my birthday, I’ve been thinking about beautiful bouquets of flowers, and what a nice present they make. My favorite cut flowers are carnations.  Before you click to another page, think about how beautiful carnations can looked tightly … Continue reading

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Uncover, prune and remove

Yes Kate, you do have to go out and pull the leaves off your flowers.  In Wisconsin it is a bit tricky to find the right time to do this.  The leaves and stems of old perennials provide a bit … Continue reading

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25 Random Things

Following the “25 random things about me” craze, here is a list of 25 random things about gardens; yours, mine and theirs. 1. I garden on 1/7th of an acre, but it ain’t the size that matters. 2. I hate … Continue reading

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