I have always wondered how it would feel to leave a beautiful garden behind. When we moved into our current home in 1988, we moved from a very small house and tiny garden, and even that hurt a little. I can’t imagine moving now, leaving behind majestic trees planted from seedlings, prized plants and all… Continue reading Walk through Barb Richards’ garden with me.
There are some perennials that simply must be in our gardens. Consider peonies in spring and coneflowers in summer – what would a landscape be without them? I think sedums are the must have perennial in the fall garden. Sedums are a diverse group of plants that are easy to grow as long as they… Continue reading Sedum Sparkles in Fall Garden
It is the luckiest day in the life of any living thing that finds its way into JoAnn Paxton’s life or landscape. As I walked through her one acre property, birds feasted on sunflowers that self-seed every year beside the bird feeders, hummingbirds darted from their feeders to flowers, squirrels scurried from branch to branch,… Continue reading Walk through JoAnn Paxton’s garden with me.
We are in the midst of picking bushels of tomatoes, baskets of peppers and potatoes, and plenty of eggplants, cucumbers, and onions. So why would we think of planting more vegetables now? Because it’s the perfect time to plant cool-season veggies to harvest in the third season of vegetable gardening. The benefits of gardening in… Continue reading Plant Fall Vegetables
If you need ideas for your landscape, head out to the University of Illinois Extension Kane County Master Gardener Idea Garden during their Open House on Tuesday, August 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. The garden is located at the corner of Peck Road and Route 38 in St. Charles. I attended their Open House… Continue reading Master Gardener Idea Garden Open House on August 16