Category Archives: The Garden

Training a Rose

The bulk of the main root hid beneath the rotting wood deck, waiting to be discovered.  It was big and dark as a beef bone. For years someone chopped it off at soil level to keep it from crowding out … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to all who visited! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,900 views in 2012. If every … Continue reading

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It’s Fall! Grab a beer and mow.

All it takes is one neighborhood nut job and we are all at risk. Every three days in the summer, our neighbor, I’ll call her Irene, fires up her red Toro riding mower at 8am and races around her raised … Continue reading

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Gardening in Threes and Fives

Thirty five miles west of Chicago sits Sleepy Hollow,  a village at the cusp of the Illinois prairie.  Half in the woods and half on the prairie.  My husband and I moved here ten years ago with our daughter and bought … Continue reading

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