Hi everyone! It's hot outside and I have been spending every second I can in my Garden or with my friends, either in their garden or doing Community Gardening in our County. But I did manage to get some video of my backyard and how it's looking.  Here is Part 1 - please head over to Youtube and check it out! Summer Backyard Video Tour - Part 1 ...
Taking a garden stroll in late May early June in my Zone 5 garden is the best time if you like to see how quickly things can change. My garden literally changes almost every day, with new color sprouting up and old color fading off. Some tulips came early, some later in Spring. Then the alliums started blooming early. Talk about a show of color! ...
Let's take a stroll through the front yard right after a heavy rain to see all the gorgeous color. The Tulips are blooming, the drumstick alliums are budding up and even some of the ground cover phlox is blooming.  ...
It's time for an early Spring garden tour post mulch. This time I am going to do it a bit different this year and see what responses I get. ...
Top Perennials of 2020 Achillea 'Firefly Peach Sky' This time of year a Gardener is just starting to feel like they caught up on their sleep and the ol' back ache has eased up a lot after last years season. Now we get to plan because the seed and plant catalogs start showing up. It's the perfect time for me to show you the list of new perennials that are coming our way for the year. ...
Potting Bench  Decorating my potting bench is totally new to me this year. In 2019 this potting bench was getting used so much I literally never wiped the dirt off because it would be back the following day! So to spruce it up just to be pretty was kinda fun. ...
Moving the Shed  I admit, moving the shed was a touchy subject around my house. When we first bought and put it together, we did not have a fence. So Greg was worried about someone getting into it and he wanted the door visible from the house but he didn't want it in the back portion of the yard. ...
The Fall color that northwest Indiana has been getting this year has been just incredible. I have been snapping some photos with my new Canon camera. Yes I bought a new one to accompany my cell phone to just compare and see how good a videographer or photographer I can be. When I feel like it that is. ...
DIY a project I had the garage door replaced late this Summer and after the install I saw a few things around the garage that the new door was making look really dated and how long it had been since the trim around the door got a coat of paint. ...
How to use plants or trees for privacy Hi friends! I was going to name this post "What to do when you're neighbor is a big jerk" but Google says only 67 million people search for articles like that.  So I switched it up to how to use plants for privacy. Plus maybe being a little less bitchy about what a stranger does with his own property sounds like I take the high road. More then I actually do. ...
Backyard Patio and Garden Tour Hi Garden friends! Where oh where do I start? I have been wanting to show you all the updates around the yard, but trying to keep it pristine, weed free and free of dog poo is a full time job. ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden walk - House 5 Hi garden friends! Well this is it, the last house on the Lake County Garden Tour. If you are a fan of the color red, you are going to love this home.  ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk - House 4 Hi Garden friends! Welcome to part four of the Lake County Master Garden Walk in Northwest Indiana. This beautiful garden I am about to show you was tucked into a serene and thought out neighborhood, and the homeowner was as sweet as could be! ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk - House 3 Welcome friends! I hope you're ready for the third house on my Lake County Master Garden Tour. Just to do a quick recap, there were approximately 8 houses on the tour and I made it to 5, so 3 were skipped by me due to parking issues, heat and a hungry tummy. ...
Lake County Master Garden Walk - House 2 This is the second home on the Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk that I got to tour and it was the one that stands out the most to me. Take a tour with me and hopefully the attention to color, detail and texture will come across the camera lens as it did in person. ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk House 1 I had the opportunity to go on the Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk 2019 and jumped at the chance. I took over 100 pictures so I am breaking this Master Garden Series up into several posts so you can see each home individually.  ...
Hi Friends, Here is the video I promised of the front garden bed. ...
Hi friends! Greg and I spent the entire day yesterday outside and it felt great. He did a quick diy project for me by making a firewood holder and I dug dug dug in the dirt. I moved things, I planted things and I fed the dog treats. ...
The garden is starting to fill in and is starting to really look good. All the rains we have been getting is paying off for us. ...
I have spent almost every free minute in the flower beds for the past 2 months and it has given me such a perspective on how varying color and texture really matter in the garden. So, I'm hoping these pictures will help and also show you some of the progress I have made this season so far. ...