Category Archives: Plants

Transitioning plants

I decided that this year I was going to get intelligent about how I move my plants outside. I have many plants that I take care of and some of them are decidedly of the outdoor nature: hibiscus, lemon geranium … Continue reading

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Day Four of Forcing Forsythia

As with so many things in our lives for some of us, the background information of how and when things happen is quite interesting. I am fascinated about how many things work and I am sure that I am not … Continue reading

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On Forcing Forsythia

For many years of my life, I have had immediate access to forsythia branches. Years ago, my mother-in-law, a decidedly unusually green-thumbed gardener, gave me a branch or two of it. I now have a very large bush in my … Continue reading

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Floral Issues

I have had some crazy plant issues during the last few days, some of them a long time coming. I have had Sharry Baby blooming, which helped a whole lot and then not only did I have a first sprig … Continue reading

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Poison Ivy on the North Shore

Irma is in the air. They had promised rain and the sky is looking gray. Tired and weak Irma is in Illinois and we started the day out with fog. It is somewhat cool and the weather looks rainy. Stewie … Continue reading

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