Winter Break

This week we took advantage of cheap winter travel prices and got out of town to warmer weather in New Orleans.  Sure the food is fantastic, the music amazing, the culture warm, friendly, and...

For Garden Inspiration, Think Big!!

Fall is a beautiful time of year. If you have a vegetable garden, you're pretty much done with the harvest, unless you're the one with the cold frame.  If you're a flower gardener, you're also...

Design inspiration in a Mid-Summer Night’s Shakespeare Garden

Here in the south suburbs of Chicago,  we have access to a great community college in Palos Hills,  Moraine Valley Community College. Both my husband and I have taken classes there, decades ago....

Winter Gardens in France

I have missed the last two week's design post because my family had a little reunion in France.  My sister works outside the states more often than not. We can go many months without seeing her....

More Winter Garden Planning

Continuing on the theme of winter walks as a place to find your vision for planning your garden, today I took a walk with my dog through Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, Illinois. Amazingly it's...