Heard Weekly on the Still Growing Gardening Podcast Guest Update Past Guest Jen McGuinness (SG539 SG538 SG534) of the blog Frau Zinnie (who also coincidentally is joining me on the program today) shared her garden chores for the month of July and she did a great job. She does this every single month and I…Read More
Today, I’m sharing my insights and commentary on the beautiful gardens featured on Day Two of the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling in Minneapolis. Day Two brought the garden bloggers to the western suburbs of Minneapolis where we visited gardens featured on the 2016 Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour as well as other special venues that were even new to me. These gardens showcased great design principals as well as a few special tricks and tips that I found especially inventive and adaptable. Day Two was jampacked with gardens and the itinerary of each of the locations and all of the blog posts about Day Two can be found in the links below.Read More
Welcome to Part Two of Still Growing’s 1st Annual Spring Bulb Party! This week, I continue the Spring Bulb Party with my amazing garden friends: Jen McGuinness from Frau Zinnie, Julie Thompson-Adolf from Garden Delights, and Susan Vollenweider from The History Chicks Podcast and a Columnist at the Kansas City Star. Together, we shared our top picks for Tulips, Daffodils, and Spring Bulbs from the John Scheepers and Van Engelen catalog. Jo-Anne van den Berg-Ohms shares her amazing family history in the Dutch bulb business and coaches us on planting Our Top 27 Spring Bulbs from Van Engelen and John Scheepers .
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Welcome to Still Growing’s 1st Annual Spring Bulb Party! This week, I’m joined by some amazing garden friends: Jen McGuinness from Frau Zinnie, Julie Thompson-Adolf from Garden Delights, and Susan Vollenweider from The History Chicks Podcast and a Columnist at the Kansas City Star. Together, we shared our top picks for Tulips, Daffodils, and Spring Bulbs from the Colorblends Catalog. Keeping us on track for beautiful displays in our Spring 2017 Gardens, Tim Schipper from Colorblends was on hand to review on Our Top 20 Spring Bulbs from the Colorblends Catalog. We laughed, we learned, and we ordered some gorgeous flowers – a true garden party!
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It’s a rare gardener who: 1. loves rabbits, 2. co-exists with a mother groundhog nesting under the potting shed, 3. respects the right to life of black walnut trees, and 4. gingerly saves a dragonfly caught in a spider web. Indeed, Jen McGuinness just might be one of the most kind-hearted gardeners on the planet. With a gentle wit that winds it’s way into her posts on her blog, Frau Zinnie, Jen McGuinness is also a professional freelance photographer by trade. Frau Zinnie highlights Jen’s personal gardening experiences in Portland, Connecticut. She also has a lovely (and hilarious) Twitter presence you must follow!Read More