Garden Design · Garden DIY · Vegetable Gardening

An Obsession with Pumpkins

I love pumpkins and gourds. In fact, I have an annual autumn obsession with pumpkins. I adore all their colors from traditional orange to blue, gray and green and white to pink, beige and red. I admire all their extraordinary textures – smooth, bumpy, warty, and deeply ribbed. Perfectly round or flattened, miniature or majestic,… Continue reading An Obsession with Pumpkins

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY

Fall Front Porch Decorating

I don’t relish the end of summer, but I do enjoy giving the front of my home its fall makeover. As you can see, plants in my summer containers were textbook examples of overachievers, nearly blocking entry to the front door. She could barely get a glimpse of guests from behind the flowers and foliage… Continue reading Fall Front Porch Decorating

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Master Gardener Idea Garden Open House on August 16

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