DIY Seed Starting Spree

I’ve been getting the itch to blog again, since I don’t do instagram or facebook anymore. For me blogging is like a public digital scrapbook I can look at instead of flipping through our 1000’s of flickr pics. I’ll be helping out with the The Garden Bloggers Fling here in Madison this weekend, which I’mContinue reading “DIY Seed Starting Spree”

Olbrich Gardens Springy Goodness

Hooray for spring! This year spring took forever to get here and then it was hotter than hell, but that’s Wisconsin for you. I’m a 30 minute walk or 8 minute bike ride away from Olbrich Gardens, so I go there fairly often and take pictures of stuff. It’s the best place to learn fromContinue reading “Olbrich Gardens Springy Goodness”

Bowling Ball Garden

Only a couple blocks away is one of my favorite gardens in town. These are pics from last year, but I’ve already checked and they have a bunch of fabulous coleus planted again. I love coleus so much I have an entire post dedicated to it. I’m usually indifferent about garden art and sculptures, butContinue reading “Bowling Ball Garden”

Zinnia Love

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. I’ve been busy growing stuff from seed, inside under LED shop lights like crazy including NINE different types of zinnias. If you want basil, I have basil and it’s not normal basil. I’m slowly shifting to cuttings under domes. Propagating is so much fun. I startedContinue reading “Zinnia Love”

Rad Allen Centennial Rock Garden

I’ve been thinking about rock gardens lately, specifically The Allen Centennial Garden on UW-Madison’s campus. It’s pretty amazing in general, but their rock garden is so good that NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) even had a meeting in Madison. In 2019 it even won the Frank Cabot Public Rock Garden Award. I’d never seenContinue reading “Rad Allen Centennial Rock Garden”

Crazy Coleus Lady

Where is the cheapest place in Dane County to get multi-packs of coleus? I’m serious, guard your coleus if I’m around. I’m going to be travelling with little baggies of sphagnum moss for taking cuttings where ever I go. It’s really the only plant you need for pretty much everything and so easy to propagate viaContinue reading “Crazy Coleus Lady”

A-Z Annuals at Klein’s

Guess what?!? We’re moving back to Madison, Wisconsin this summer. We won’t be back in time to start our own garden, as we’ll be back at the end June. Zoe and I are taking Amtrak. I love the heck out of tons of drought tolerant plants, but I’m looking forward to living in a placeContinue reading “A-Z Annuals at Klein’s”