Category Archives: Garden

Chicago Snow

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Yes, we have snow in Chicago today and I am playing with my iPad picture apps.  Front yard photo, which one is the original?  Using PhotoSync and 100 Cameras.  Enjoy the snow day.

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Fall Decor

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My idea of fall decor, fresh orange roses.  Absolutely beautiful.

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Pumpkin Planter

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Here is a sneak peek for this year’s Pumpkin Planter Parade.  Click Here for last year’s parade.

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Johansen Farms Fall

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We picked up our mums today at Johansen Farms and there were plenty to choose from.  Next trip, the pumpkins.

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Hummingbird Feeder

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My Hummingbird feeder has finally been found by the Hummingbirds, but a few of the Chickadees seem to be attracted as well.  I’m waiting for the Yellow Finch to jump in anytime.  Regardless, we are enjoying the show.  Recipe:  1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water.

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Peonies in Bloom

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Trip to Johansen Farms

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I’ve decided to go pink this year after our trip to Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook.  We finally beat the gardening crowd, fully stocked and plenty to choose from.  Lovely.

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Pansies

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The official flower of Kappa Alpha Theta and my back porch.

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Tulips

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 Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques & Garden Fair

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Spring

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It’s snowing in Chicago today, yet the Spring flowers are out there.

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My daily walk is not looking too good today.

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Garden Inspiration

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I was walking today with my friend Joy who always has a fabulous garden.  She mentioned it was time to look at the garden catalogs for the upcoming season.  So I went home and took a look at my garden inspiration:  magazine covers from the 1920′s.  I really was meant to live another time.  I collect vintage magazine covers for my fantasy garden.  I would love to have climbing roses, morning glories and hollyhocks wrapping around a garden gate, trellis or reflecting pond.  And what’s that saying?  If dreams were like wishes and wishes came true?  Maybe someday.  In the meantime, perusing my vintage magazines will have to do.

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