Winter | Jan – Feb – Mar 2018 | firstname.lastname@example.org Most gardeners scoff at the idea of painting poinsettias. I haven’t been particularly drawn to them in the past myself. However, I had the opportunity to change my mind about painted poinsettias. Before the holidays, I attended a behind-the-scenes event for bloggers at Bachman’s main…Read More
Fall 2017 | email@example.com My son, Will, is graduating from high school this year. That means I’m trying to slow down and savor my time with him – usually while quickly blinking the tears out of my eyes. He had his senior pictures taken last week with the uber talented Jan Vokel. It was fun to…Read More
June 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org My recipe for happiness in June always includes making mom’s rhubarb bars, getting back into a groove with my garden practice, and planting tons of basil. All of these simple pleasures represent the start of summer (and schlepping the kids to basketball camp – but let’s focus on living the dream!) My favorite…Read More
This month I’m speaking at the Schoolyard Gardens Conference at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. My breakout session is called How to Keep Kids Engaged in the Garden: Lessons from My Experiences with Student Gardeners.
If I’ve learned anything from working with students over the years it’s this: they form their own unique connection to the garden.Read More
My plans of getting the Christmas tree down before the first of February were thwarted yet again.
When I told my mom that January had overwhelmed me, she said, “Well, dear, it’s just like when the kids were babies. You never got the tree down until Valentine’s those years either”.
Somehow that felt like vindication.Read More
Surprisingly, this November has come in like a lamb. It’s hardly felt much like fall this year.
Truth be told, it’s been great to have the extra time to put the garden down for the winter. We’re going to have 70 degree weather for the first weekend in November. I’m still optimistic about power washing the deck before the snow flies…
Somehow I found time this week to take photos in the garden. I could hardly believe how good the potted annuals looked!Read More
August is a second spring and girl you know it’s true. Sorry – I’ve been mashing thoughts and lyrics together all day.
In the garden, most of the herbs are bolting.
Speaking of bolting, I’m just a little over a month away from having the four kids head back to school. They know it’s almost time for it, too. We’re at peak laissez-faire mode at our house. Any semblance of a bedtime has been completely shot to hell.
ay 2016 is starting out in the nicest way possible – with temps in the 60s and 70s; and even a hint of 80’s for the first Saturday of the month. Sadly, April ended on a cold and chilly note – but newsflash: the winter coats are officially washed and packed away and I’m not…Read More
eady for Spring? I am. We’ve had a bit of a stuttered start to Spring here in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. April started with a return to colder temps after March went out like a lamb. Last week, crazy fierce winds blew the curtains right off the mounted brackets on the front porch of the…Read More
Like so many of you, we’ve been taking a closer look at life – how we’re spending time, how things are changing, and what we’re hoping to accomplish in 2014. Outside, today’s good ol’ Minnesota blizzard conditions are the perfect backdrop for reflection. So, on this wintery day, I thought I’d share some of the…Read More
I finally had a chance to zip through a few magazines this week and I’m sharing the highlights of my tear-outs for this month. So, if you didn’t catch your moment of zen for magazine perusing… no worries!
Here’s the best of best – in my opinion – and hopefully you’ll find something here that trips your trigger, too.Read More
Every month, I make one last sweep through my photos on my Mac. Most of my photos get organized into events – birthdays, gardens, date nights, etc. All the leftover photos remain in the Photo Stream for that month. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the October 2013 Photo Stream.Read More