I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather.  I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters. This is a small sampling of over 200 posts.



Getting Rid of Slugs in the Garden Lifecycle of a Monarch Butterfly
Feeding and Attracting Butterflies Common Lawn Pests
What Cucumber Beetles Look Like & How to Get Rid of Them Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
What is a Mason Bee? Who is Eating My Garden Plants
Butterfly Nectar Food Recipe Common Ticks in Wisconsin
Ways to Get Rid of Aphids Build Mason Bee Homes
Worm Farming

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Starting a Raspberry Patch Digging Up Horseradish for Cold Winters
Growing Horseradish Fall Crop Growing Guide
10 Recycled Items to Plant In Strawbale Gardening
Growing Lemon Grass How to Care for Rhubarb Plants
Indoor Window Garden Grow and Harvest Stevia
Using antiques as unique planters – Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too. Why Tomatoes Get Blossom Rot

Flowers & Plants
Centered around growing tips, fertilizing plants, how to deal with issues your plants may face and tips and tricks to aid you in growing beautiful garden plants.

Pink Garden Phlox Repotting a Money Plant
Selecting Garden Bulbs Change the Color of Hydrangea Flowers
Dividing Canna Bulbs Snowdrop Flowers
Poinsettia Care Overwintering Geraniums
Storing Tuberous Begonia for Winter 10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds
Nodding Onion Flowers Water Garden & Pond Plants
How to Increase and Decrease Soil pH Fall Bulb Planting Basics
Testing Soil for Lead Pruning Tools
Get Rid of Garden Slugs Fall Bulbs Easter Centerpiece
Growing Luffa, Loofah Sponges Healthy Plants While on Vacation

Backyard Project & Crafts & Outdoor Decor

Backyard projects and crafts. Tutorials for flower garden crafts, outdoor holiday decor, furniture and additional ways to make your yard, deck, and patios enjoyable. Variety of garden crafts, outdoor yard decor, and projects.

Made by Nature Seedling Cold Frame
Dying Raspberries Intro to Water Gardening
Recycled Garden Plate Flowers Stepping Stones
Quikcrete Walkways Bowling Ball Garden Art
Rhubarb Stepping Stones How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People
Raised & Vertical Garden Boxes Out of Dressers Knit Planter Pattern
Spoon Garden Butterflies Garden Silverware Plant Stakes
Recycled Garden Arbor Drilled Pumpkins

Feathered Friends
Anything to do with birds that may visit your yard. Information and recipes to help you get to know and attract songbirds and hummingbirds to your backyard.   

Facts About the House Finch Bird You Might Not Know How to Get Hummingbirds to Nest in Your Yard
Keep Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeder Birdseed Ornament Recipe
All About The American Goldfinch 10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds
Tricks to Keep a Bird Bath Clean 10 flowers that attract hummingbirds
All about the baltimore oriole Dried Fruit Medley Bird Feeder Recipe
Birdseed & Suet Filled Eggshells Birds that eat oranges


Birds You Might Find in Your Yard or at Your Feeder Gear for bird watching
Fruit Bowl Feeders All About the Blue Jay
How to Dry Sunflower Heads for a Sunflower Seed Feeder Bird Approved Suet
All About the Nuthatch Dark eyed junco
Catbird Sounds Like a Cat Eastern Phoebe
When to Hang Your Hummingbird Feeder for the Season Hand Feeding Chickadees and Nuthatches
Warblers in Wisconsin Coopers Hawk
The Tree Swallows Have Arrived Gotta Catch 'Em All Warblers
Snow Bunting Birds Safflower Seed
How to clean a birdbath Ovenbird Warbler Video


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Recipes Using Freshly Grown Produce

Blue Cheese Potato Salad Homemade Tomato Paste
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad Corn on the Cob to Creamed Freezer Corn
Fresh and Chunky Homemade Applesauce Recipe Kale Chip Recipe
Canning Pickled Beets Make Your Own Enchilada Sauce
Boiled & Butter Beets Video Lavender Lemonade Using Garden Lavender
Creamy Cucumber Salad Mojito Recipe
Chamomile Tea Recipe Make a Ton of Corn on the Cob for a Party in a Cooler Video
Sweet and Sassy Raspberry Torte


Grilling & Outdoor Cooking

Stop Guessing! 3 Ways to Tell How Much Propane You Have Left in Your Tank Grilled Corn on the Cob and Herb Butter
Grilled Beef and Bacon Pinwheels Grilled Garlic Teriyaki Shrimp
How to Deep Fry a Turkey

Gardening Categories

All Garden Blogs I NuttinLynnDesign Planting Containers I NikkiLynnDesign
Birds I NikkiLynnDesign Flowers and Plants I NikkiLynnDesign
Benefical Garden Insects I NikkiLynnDesign Garden Pests I NikkiLynnDesign


Fresh From the Garden Recipes I NikkiLynnDesign Outdoor Holiday Decor I NikkiLynnDesign
Dividing and Plant Care I NikkiLynnDesign Wisconsin Wildflowers and Invasives I NikkiLynnDesign