My daughter, Katie, told someone the other day that she is everything she is today because of me. My heart swelled. A few days later, I was driving up the long driveway at my mom’s house and, as I admired her beautiful gardens, I thought, I am the person I am today because of her,… Continue reading Mothers, Daughters & Gardens
The colors most often used in fall containers mimic the seasonal hues found in nature – brilliant yellows, glowing oranges, and rich reds. I like these colors just fine and appreciate them in the flamboyant leaves of trees and shrubs in the landscape, but what’s a gardener to do when she loves pink and purple?… Continue reading Planting Pink & Purple in a Season of Orange
Our window boxes no longer have to sit woefully empty. Announce spring has arrived at your home by planting pansies, violas and other cool season plants in your window boxes. It’s easy. I planted mine a couple days ago. Here is one of my empty window boxes. (A new paint job is in order. Maybe… Continue reading Plant your window boxes for spring.
There’s still plenty of time to get to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It’s open through Sunday, March 20. Find more information and get tickets on their website. The weather forecast may be chilly for this weekend but at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, spring has sprung and blossoms abound. There may be… Continue reading Blossoms abound at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.