Author Archives: Em

Double Dose: Zinnia ‘Zahara Double Fire’

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Flower Buddies

Bee Balm ‘Grand Parade’ and Veronica ‘Eveline’:

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Up Close and Personal: Rudbeckia ‘Cherokee Sunset’


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Finally Some White Stuff

So far winter has delivered brutal cold, but not much snow. On Sunday and Monday an Alberta Clipper swung through Wisconsin and finally gave us the first real snowfall of the season. Instantly there were birds flocking to the feeders, … Continue reading

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Garbage Fiends

I’ve been trying to figure out what critter crawls into our city garbage cart at night and tears through all the bags. This has been going on for months. The cart is 4 feet tall with a heavy lid on … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Daylily ‘Creepy Crawler’


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Up Close and Personal: Marigold ‘Durango Red’

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A Multitude of Mourning Doves and a House Sparrow to Rule Them All

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A Bevy of Blooms: Petunia ‘Easy Wave Red Velour’

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It’s Coming Back! Part Two

More coping with winter by poring over photographs from last summer’s garden!

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