I had the privelidge to tour the Bartman Farm today, unexpectedly. I’ve known John Bartman for about 15 years. I met him when he was a young man working to grow the Democratic Party in McHenry County. We’ve remained friends since then. On John’s FB page he let his friends know the sweet corn… Continue reading The Bartman Farm
Silly me, I didn’t take pictures prior to ripping everything out. My front gardens are all perennials. For perennial health you need to split them every three to four years to make sure you have pretty blooms. This time around I’m splitting and REMOVING them because it’s just too much work. When I had fresh… Continue reading Deconstructing your garden.
Surprises come when you least expect them. My mission Sunday was to find a Viburnum to replace my plague ridden eighteen year old one that we removed. The nursery of choice for me for excellent shrubs is Countryside Nursery in Crystal Lake. On my walk to “the back of the yards” where the major shrubs… Continue reading Just when you weren’t looking…
It’s the ancient holiday of Beltane where the veil between our world and the fairy world is gleefully thin. They’re very active during the month of May, caring for the beauty in the world, loving little mortal babies, and at the ready to capture beautiful children. That’s the superstition back-in-the-day when you would traverse over… Continue reading The veil is thin….
With 37 days left before knee surgery, I have so much to do including gardening. I Love Love LOVE gardening. We have a LOT of gardens that needed a tremendous amount of work. Last Monday landscapers were to show up – they did not. They didn’t even bother to call! The first phone call was to… Continue reading Before and After Gardening
Wondering what that is? Give up? It’s a birdhouse in my back yard where a squirrel has decided to move in. He/she has tried to bring the branch into the small domain. In fact, in order to make it “fit” the little stinker tore down the over hang of this bird ranch. Nature.
It’s everywhere. Spring. The garden shops at the big box stores are gearing up with seeds, bushes and trees, cinder block shelving outdoors, and you can just smell it in the air. March came in like a lion this year with six inches of snow in the northwest suburbs of Chicago but within days the snow… Continue reading Spring is pushing through.