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For Everything There is a Season

For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes  3:1 This is a pictorial record of  my prairie gardens at the corner of my front  and side yard, overlooking the intersection.  Spring is coming, and so is Summer, Autumn, and then Winter again, each with its own weather, […]

Through the Year in My Garden 2013

Through the Year in My Garden 2013 30 Jan 2013 Snow frosts the Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis) next to the front steps. 25 February 2013  Man-made objects catch the snow. 19 March 2013  Early Spring in northeastern Illinois.  My patio.   15 April 2013  Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucularia) growing amongst Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  […]

Through the Year 2012 at my House

Through the Year 2012 at My House   January 12, 2012   My front sidewalk edged with snow-covered Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis) *The lowest temperature of the year was 5 degrees above (recorded on Jan. 15th, 19th and 20th) February 9, 2012   My front street corner. February 23, 2012   Patio through my studio […]

Through the Year 2011 in My Garden

THROUGH THE YEAR 2011 IN MY GARDEN     JANUARY  I neglected to take any pictures at my house last January, so I’m showing you a  photograph of June’s stone stairway that I did take. Last year, in February, I  featured the grass, stone, and snow of the Geneva Riverwalk, but if you have a […]

Early Spring Prairie Garden

Early Spring Prairie Garden   After the slowest-starting spring in memory, we were suddenly fast-forwarded to summer; then back to March!  Only in the Midwest does the temperature go from 50 to the high 80’s in a day to the 40’s within a week!   The prairie is slow to wake up–the first to bloom […]

2010 in my Gardens

A new year starts this week and I thought this would be a good time to let you look back at my own gardens the past year and consider it a preview of things to come. I want to prove to you that gardening with native plants is not restrictive or a hardship; that you […]