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Gardening Nude Naked Winner of the Week: Organic Farmers – Janet Brown and Marty Jacobson – Co-founders of All Star Organic Farm

On most Friday’s, my blog features a special person or organization for the day. This person or org is the “Naked Winner of the Week.” All people featured in this category are winners for doing great things for the community and trying to make a difference for the world. You can make a difference too. […]

Flower of the Hour – Japanese Windflower – Anemone Robustissima

One of the most beautiful perennials in my garden captures the late summer air in it’s grasp and makes the beds smile. Really. As one of the hardiest Japanese Windflowers, the Anemone Robustissima – (tomentosa) is a wonderful plant, and quite easy to grow. One of the joys of the winter garden has been watching […]

President Barack Obama’s Energy Hopes For the Future

Yesterday I was on my way to a meeting and spotted this license plate in front of me. Quickly, I snapped the photo thinking it coincidental that yesterday he addressed the nation. It made me think – what hope and fervor does our country have for the President that Americans choose to emblazon their chests, […]

Get Yo’ Green On Tuesday – “Everything’s Amazing, Nobody’s Happy” – Why?

The Story of Stuff at www.storyofstuff.com talks about a linier usage system in the United States whereby companies process natural resources into product, then advertise and sell the product which is built to be broken from the very beginning. It forever leaves American’s wanting more – and our landfills jammed full. I believe this is […]

I LOVE BALLS – a Gardeners Obsession!

Without a doubt I have two irresistible design obsessions in the garden. Rocks and balls. Especially balls. There is no explaining it well – it has something to do with the wonderful way that balls fill in a space. Round, colorful, and interesting – they are an eye-catching treat when mixed in with a lush […]

Retailers listen up – -Bag? Who needs a stinkin’ bag?

Bags. We get them at every store we go to. Heaps and heaps of bags. It takes a lot of energy and resources to make a bag and each year across the globe an estimated 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used according to reuseit.com. Only a small fraction of plastic bags are […]

Garlic Mustard – Coming To A Garden Near You; By Guest Blogger Susan Harris, “Garden Rant” Blogger and Garden Coach.

Susan Harris is an awesome garden coach, garden writer, and participates as a editor and blogger for “Garden Rant” – one of the best blogs out there today on gardening.  Susan writes for  many publications and today’s sustainable and relevant blog on the dreaded and invasive Garlic Mustard is written by Susan. Read on…. For […]

‘Having An Alien’ In Hawaii; How My Life Was Changed Forever By A Hunk O’ Chinese Beef

Almost nine years ago I spent one glorious week in Maui, Hawaii with my new husband – we had been married eight months before the trip. It was heaven; Luis and I saw whales from our breakfast nook, snorkeled with sea turtles, and inhaled as much beauty as we could while we were there. In […]

Magical Garden Ornaments That Delight Humans and Flower Fairy’s Alike

Legend has it that Flower Fairies are tiny, winged beings less than a foot tall that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. When a new flower seedling sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. According to the sweet story, a Flower Fairy lives […]

Get Yo Green On Tuesday – Oak Savannah Prairie – A Day To Remember

Near my home in Illinois, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) exists on hundreds of acres and is considered unique because the site contains most of the major types of ecosystems representative of the Midwest. These include tall grass prairie, oak savanna, agricultural fields, woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. It is a great place to take […]