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...

Roasted Orange Tomato and Thai Basil Soup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.;;Cut the stems out of the tomatoes and slice them in half. Lay them cut side up on the cookie sheets. I used parchment paper to cover the bottom of the cookie sheets for...

The Big Beautiful Beet

Ruby Red Beets fresh from our Garden Beets add brilliant color to the garden. They're all kinds of red from top to bottom. They hold their tall upright shape and color until you're ready to pick...

At Long Last – Summer !!

Summer became official here June 21st, and it looks like Mother Nature got the memo because we finally have warmer temps here in Illinois. The gardens here are actually still recovering from a rough...

Soup, There it is!

The official end of summer is here.  I actually saw a lone tree that beat the crowd and changed its color already. It was a young tree, probably only planted a few years ago, and it was a beautiful...