Monthly archive September, 2011
Plant a Memory

Plant a Memory

(photo credit: Heather Palmer) This week has been a dreary one here in southeastern Wisconsin…and for more reasons than one. The rain hasn’t let up much here this week (I learned last night while watching the weather report that some nearby areas have received in excess of 5″ since Sunday!) and this afternoon has been...
Planning Bulbs into Your Next Event

Planning Bulbs into Your Next Event

We’ve all been there at the weddings, the showers, the corporate events and seminars. And the “thank you for coming” gifts or favors always seem to run in the same vein: a cheaply made bag with a company logo, a useless decoration inscribed with the bride and groom’s names, a small bottle of lotion emanating...
To Bouquet or not to Bouquet...

To Bouquet or not to Bouquet…

The weather here in the upper Midwest has been pretty perfect for being outside: warm sun, dry air, cool nights…more than a gardening girl like me could ever ask for! So over the past few days, I’ve stolen a few hours to myself to get outside and get my spring-blooming bulbs in the ground. After...
Overwintering Non-Hardy Bulbs

Overwintering Non-Hardy Bulbs

I’ll admit it: up until a few years ago, I didn’t mess around with bulbs that weren’t hardy in my area. I only grew those plants which I knew would reliably return year after year and if I did grow anything that wouldn’t survive the winter, well, I grew it as an annual and just...
So just what IS Red Ribbon Week?

So just what IS Red Ribbon Week?

I’ve heard the term “Red Ribbon Week” many times in the past but it wasn’t until recently that I really learned what it was. For those of you who, like me, may have heard of this event but only have a vague idea of what it is, I thought I’d fill you in. Red Ribbon...
Nothing Like a Good Book...

Nothing Like a Good Book…

Ever since my twin girls were born last summer, I’ve been making a more conscious effort to take time for myself, whether it be sweating out in the garden or cozying up on the couch with my knitting. One of the long-lost hobbies I’ve recently rediscovered is that of reading. There is nothing like getting...