wildflowers from the field to your garden

You can have the same glorious color and sweet little visitors in your own gardens as our public gardens and Prairies. Wildflowers have made themselves at home in all sorts of gardens over the...

A Walk in the Woods

This past December and early January my family met at the Morton Arboretum for a Covid safe hike. We met in Mother Nature's family room where we didn't have to worry about how many of us could...

A Walk In The Woods

This past December and early January my family met at the Morton Arboretum for a Covid safe hike. We met in Mother Nature's family room where we didn't have to worry about how many of us could...

Plentiful Pollinators

A few years ago I designed the Pollinator Garden Beds at our local community garden. The spot used to be a baseball field for a grade school. The soil was sand over compacted clay soil.  In...

Summer Break in a Shakespeare Garden

This past weekend Moraine Valley Community College presented it's annual Shakespeare Under the Stars. This year the play was The Winter's Tale, re-imagined to take place in the mid 20th century in...