Category Archives: Ornamentals

Door to Door Gardens

I just came back from my first trip to Door County. Although we did not go there for any garden walks or shows, my friend Danelle and I could not help but notice the beautiful gardens we saw as we … Continue reading

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Summer Decorating – Gardener Wife Style

Summer has arrived at Chez Rea! That is to say that the garden has hit its stride. (That is not to say that the garden is finished and all planting is done. That NEVER happens around here, as my husband … Continue reading

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Sailing through the Sales 2017

‘Tis the Season–for Plant Sales April showers bring May plant sales! We gardeners are itching to plant annuals and to add new and wonderful perennials to our gardens. And don’t the garden centers know it–and the garden clubs and anyone else … Continue reading

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Happy Arbor Day!

Free Tree Follow Up The Illinois Tollway gave away free trees again for Arbor Day, plus native wildflower seeds. I did not get any this year, but I did follow up on the trees I gave away last year. The … Continue reading

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A Warm Winter’s Tale

We have had an unusually warm winter this year, including several days of highs in the 50s. But winter is not over! I went back to wearing my winter coat this weekend, and we are expecting snow tonight and tomorrow. … Continue reading

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A Cut Above

We had another couple days of unusually warm weather for winter, up in the 50s, earlier this week. Since I was home on Monday and it wasn’t raining (like it was going to the next day), I decided it was … Continue reading

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Free Tree

FREE TREE Giveaway! That’s right–this casual blogger is doing a casual giveaway. By “casual giveaway” I mean that I’m just offering to share some of the free trees I got at the tollway oasis today (courtesy of The Morton Arboretum … Continue reading

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