Gardening

GARDENING

I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather and how to extend or over-winter plants.

There is a section for using some of the garden goodies one grows called fresh from the garden recipes. 

Flowers, Trees & Plants

Change the Color of Hydrangeas 10 Wildflower That Attract Birds
Dividing Canna Bulbs Save and Store Your Geranium Garden Plants for Winter
Plant Fall Bulbs for an Easter Table Centerpiece How to Care for a Poinsettia
10 Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds Collect, Dry and Store Flower Seeds
Plants for a Water Garden Pond Beautiful Bonsai
Repotting a Money Plant Tree Tapping for Maple Syrup in Brillion, Wisconsin
Transplanting Succulents Storing Tuberous Begonia for Winter

BIRDS & CRITTERS

I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters. All of the critter postings are capture in my yard or very close to home.

BIRDS

Baltimore Oriole
All About the Nuthatch American Goldfinch
Sound of a Catbird Warblers
Eastern Phoebe How to Get Hummingbirds to Nest in Your Yard
All About the Blue Jay Birds You May FInd in Your Backyard
Red Eyed Vireo Tree Swallows



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Bird Recipes, Plants for Birds, Bird Care

Keep Birdbaths Fresh and Clean 10 Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds
 No Sprout Birdseed When Do the Hummingbirds Return
10 Wildflower That Attract Birds 11 Birds That Will Eat Oranges at Your Bird Feeder
How to Dry Sunflower Heads for a Sunflower Seed Feeder DIY Suet For the Birds
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe How to Clean a Birdbath
Fruit Bowl Bird Feeders Gear for Bird Watching

Garden & Yard Pests

Nobody likes them, but at one point or another, we all will have them, garden & yard pests. Not all insects are bad for your gardens.  

This section will deal with common garden, flower garden, and lawn pests. The culprits that may raid your gardens and yards causing havoc by destroying, chewing and killing your plants.

What is Eating My Plants? Common Lawn Pests
Block Ants at Your Hummingbird Feeders Getting Rid of Slugs in the Garden
What a Cucumber Beetle Looks Like and How to Get Rid of Them Common Ticks in Wisconsin
Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel All About Safflower Seed
Leafhoppers & Planthoppers




Beneficial Insects & Critters

Not all insects are bad for your garden and yard.  Matter of fact, many are crucial to plant health, growth, and development.

This section will deal with identifying beneficial insects and critters and attracting them in your gardens and yard.

Butterfly Nectar Recipe Feeding & Attracting Butterflies
Eastern Swallowtail Build Mason Bee Homes



Fruits, Veggies, Herbs & Healthy Soil

Growing Horseradish What is Blossom Rot
6 Easy to Grow Herbs How to Start & Care for Rhubarb Plant
Growing Luffa Growing Massive Plants
10 Recycled Items to Start Seeds In Testing Soil for Lead
Starting an Indoor Window Garden for Winter Cuttings From Basil Growing Lemon Grass
Straw Bale Gardening Soil Saving Ideas for Filling Large Pots
Worm Farming - Improving Your Soil



Garden Crafts, Outdoor Decor & DIY

Recycled Garden Plate Flowers 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.
Cold Frame Seedling & Plant Protection Spoon Butterflies for the Garden
DIY Silverware Garden Plant Stakes Recycled Garden Arbor to a Trellis
DIY Rhubarb Stepping Stones for the Garden DIY Birdseed Ornaments
How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People Easy to Make DIY Stepping Stones
Bowling Ball Garden Art Knit a Planter - Instructions
 How to Display and Dry Hydrangeas How to Create Easy QuikCrete Walkways
Garden Products Made from Sticks and Wood



Recipes Using Freshly Grown Produce & Herbs

Blue Cheese Potato Salad  Corn on the Cob to Creamed Freezer Corn
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad Homemade Tomato Paste
Grilled Corn on the Cob and Herb Butter 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
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewers Have basil and cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? I do! Try these fresh tomato basil mozzarella skewers for a quick snack or appetizer. Chamomile Tea Using Garden Flowers
Sweet and Sassy Raspberry Torte Fresh and Chunky Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Make a Ton of Corn on the Cob for a Party in a Cooler Video

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