Jeanne Sneaky Plants
September 22nd, 2011
by Jeanne

Sneaky plants! I’ve got one sneaky vine that’s decided to grow – get this – in my driveway. Yes, you read that correctly. Somehow, somewhere, a seed found its way onto the gravel driveway, sprouted in all the rain we …

margaret A Visit to the Farmer’s Market
September 19th, 2011
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by margaret

My family and I recently took a drive into a small town near our home that is known for a quaint farmer’s market nestled right on Main Street. We took twenty dollars in cash and a short list of items …

by Jeanne

It’s that time of year when the spring flowering bulb selection at nurseries and garden centers is at its peak. And while it may be too early to actually plant these bulbs in the garden in your gardening zone, now’s …

carole Creating a Living Green Screen
September 12th, 2011
by carole

By Carole Corlew When we took down the bamboo beside the back porch, I promised the Iowan I would replace it. With something. I pretended I knew exactly what I was doing, although truthfully, painfully, I was at a loss. …

janet A Little Slice of Heaven
September 12th, 2011
by janet

  by Janet Clark When the world feels chaotic, it helps to have a sanctuary, a little slice of heaven where you can retreat and be rejuvenated. One of my retreats is this greenhouse at Longview Park in Rock Island, …

margaret Mums, Mums, and More Mums
September 12th, 2011
by margaret

Summer is indeed winding down. The exhausted annuals on my deck are finished, I’ve pulled carrots from the raised bed for baking into a carrot cake and adding to salads, and I’m busy collecting herb and annual seeds for next …

by Michele Miller

September 9th was my wedding anniversary. And the night before, my husband began getting things ready for the anniversary dinner he was preparing us. I watched in awe as my husband created a masterpiece! Overnight Salad Recipe Ingredients: 1 large …

Jeanne Growing Hardy Mums
September 9th, 2011
by Jeanne

The stores in my little town have pots and pots of mums arranged in pyramid-shaped tiers to entice shoppers to add fall color to their homes. Hardy chrysanthemums make great additions to the garden, with just one word of caution.  …

janet Deer and Gardening
September 3rd, 2011
by janet

  by Janet Clark One of the things I like best about my new house is watching the wildlife. There’s a wooded ravine three houses down, and it’s common to see deer strolling around on this quiet dead-end street. Not …

Native Plants on the Radnor Trail
September 1st, 2011
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