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Collecting and Planting Milkweed Seed

Collecting and Growing Milkweed Seed for Monarchs

Each female monarch butterfly lays one egg on an individual milkweed plant, depositing up to 100 eggs daily.  The only food source for the caterpillar is milkweed plants. For that reason, it is important to have a healthy milkweed population. Collecting and planting milkweed seed is a way to make sure we have a future healthy monarch population.
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Morning Glories Are One Of My Favorite Climbing Vines

Grow Beautiful Morning Glories! Attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Morning glories will always have a special place in my heart as one of my favorite climbing vines.  When I was a young girl, I would pass a trellis of morning glories entering my neighbor’s home.  I always thought they were pretty but didn’t realize their true beauty and symbolism until later in life. Continue Reading →

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Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens

Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens


Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens

There as never been a fast and hard rule for timetables for weather.  Each year planting is different and can vary from the past year.  But, lucky Mother Nature gives us signs each year of when that time is.  Look to nature when deciding when to plant yearly vegetable gardens.
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3 Things Gardeners Can Do To Help The Declining Honey Bee Population

3 Things Gardeners Can Do To Help The Declining Honey Bee Population


Want to help out declining honey bee populations?  I have put together a list of 3 things gardeners can do to help the declining honey bee population.
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Its Eagle Season

Its Eagle Season


Its Eagle Season

What does one do in winter to feed their photography need?  Well, in Wisconsin, I enjoy hunting down eagles sitting in the trees and fishing because its eagle season.

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Fields of Sandhill Cranes

Fields of Sandhill Cranes


Fields of Sandhill Cranes and a Stop at the Swamp

Today my daughter and I took a drive to try and find a piece of property I have been wanting to visit.  This piece of property that was looking for was swampland with public hunting grounds and was where my uncles and grandfather used to hunt during the fall.  It was a beautiful country drive with views of fields of sandhill cranes.
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Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

At some point, you will have to contend with slugs in your vegetable garden and flower gardens.  Use this simple trick to slay slugs and snails on your container plantings and if you already have an infestation try this homemade recipe on your hostas and flowers.

Still having issues with slugs and snails?  My number one go to store bought product read about it.

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Vivid Tea Kettle

Vivid Tea Kettle Garden Planting Container

Vivid Tea Kettle

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If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks, and fences. Plant flowers of the opposite side of the color wheel as the teapot’s color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.



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Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce.  Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose.  Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.

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