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The First Project of 2014!

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A PLANTER SURROUND FOR MY JAPANESE MAPLE   This little red Japanese maple has been in this sheltered location for 8 years. I do not believe it will grow much larger though surprisingly it suffered very little die off during a record 3 weeks of below zero temperatures. Perhaps it has resigned itself to Wisconsin winters […]

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Enjoying Spring!


June 2, 2013 A month of activity to share! My front porch home for Mother Robin has been witness to her success! Resigned that tending the needs of my garden would lead to abandonment of these wonderous blue eggs I went about business as usual.  Puning and training roses canes, potting and watering planters and […]

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Robins Nests and Redoing Planters

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  Robins find my porch ideal for nests, usually the hanging basket there, but I have yet to see chicks result from these gorgeous blue eggs. At least the neighbor kids get a peek at nature this way. If you do find eggs in any of your planters make sure you dicard them before they […]

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Pruning Locust and Willow

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May 10, 2013 “Those who can do, those who can’t teach.” I recall this saying from the 70’s show “Room 222” in which a self reproaching art teacher asked forgiveness for his own jealous behavior from a talented student. In a totally different context this saying applies to it being a cold rainy day impossible […]

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The Sights and Sounds of Summer!

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April 19, 2013 Spring has STALLED in Wisconsin! Some Video Shares of Rippling Brooks at Green Bay Botanical Gardens to Lift Our Spirits….   I’ve completed my three sessions of docent training! Now I need to shadow a few tour groups, then I think I will be able to lead a tour at GBBG by Mid […]

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Winter Outdoor Seed Starting

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April 16, 2013 Cold and Snow No Problem according to blog post I’m trying out. Before I became a blogger myself I use a snipping tool to save instruction on how to create mini outdoor greenhouses so start seeds outdoors. I have tried to find the post I found on Pintrest but having failed I […]

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The Wisconsin Gardener

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April 12, 2013 Hummingbirds: Wisconsin Public Television’s Shelley Ryan Hosts a Great Show. I am so glad I started blogging: had I not looked up a story to share with you I would have missed out on this archive of shows! So many topics, please indulge yourselves!   I caught today’s Wisconsin Public Television rebroadcast featuring […]

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GOODWILL in the Garden


April 5, 2013 Aisles and Aisles of Sensibly Priced Garden Wares at Your Local Goodwill Store Ever since mid February I have made a habit of scouting Goodwill stores in the cities I have passed through, it is when they begin to stock their garden/warm weather merchandise. Often, once sold out, items are not replenished. For the […]

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Winter Interest


March 18, 2013 Missouri Botanical Gardens When I think of the landscape style most appealing in winter’s cold and snow it is the oriental garden. With that in mind while planning my mid March route back to Wisconsin from West Texas I searched the web for public gardens. Was I in for a treat! Missouri […]

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Amarillo Botanical Gardens

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March 14, 2013 Even In Early Spring a Delight. No other public garden in a 350 mile radius. Beginning as a nursery, The Amarillo Botanical Gardens occupies a four acre space within a city parkway. The utilization of every sqare inch is inspiring. My sister Lyn, me and my mom pictured here are enjoying a sunny day of […]

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