June Blooms are Worth the Wait!

Like what you See? Well you too can have a yard full of color that blooms year after year after year.  This photo was taken 2 weeks ago just before the official opening of summer, June 21st.  The...

Spring in to . . . Summer

We are well in to Spring now, finally!! By now most of us have cleaned up the garden,  put in some annuals, started our veggie gardens, and maybe even trimmed a bush or two.  If you haven't had...

Some Assembly (and Patience) Required

The past few weeks here in Oak Lawn, a south suburb of Chicago, have been a gardening challenge to say the least. We've had cold rain during the day,  started our day with snow on the grass and...

Early Spring Blooms Bloom Early

This is a photo of  Crocus, which are the first of the Spring blubs to bloom here, popping through snow, or in our case, ice.  To quote my cousin, Bob, "It is Alive!" They are nestled under a...

Spring is So Close You Smell It. Wondering What to Plant First? Let’s Get Started :)

While we aren't completely out of freezing temps yet, we are really close.  That means we can finally get our hands in some dirt. Here in Zone 5, we can start planting Hardy and Frost Tolerant...