Posts Tagged ‘garden’
The Joy of Planting Two Colossal Pollinator Gardens!
UFOs Landed In Our Backyard We had to remove 2 dead trees from our backyard. For 2 years we could not decide what to plant in the 2 circular spaces where the Blue Spruce Fat Alberts had graced our back yard. The empty circles looked like 2 UFOs had landed in our backyard. Gardener One…Read more
Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health!
Our Mental Health Sadly, we are now reading, watching, and listening to issues that impact our mental health. Time in Our Gardens With all the sadness in the world, to keep myself and my husband mentally healthy we spend time tending, planting, and weeding the gardens and plants around our home. A Garden Poem for…Read more
How Can You Trim Things Back In Your Life To Be Happier and Healthier?
Trimming Back My Gardens Today, I spent the morning and early afternoon trimming back the dead and browned out flowers from our perennial flower gardens. It was a tedious and time consuming job. However, now I feel a sense of accomplishment that the gardens look well trimmed and pretty again. My Beloved Father’s Garden Shears…Read more
“A Garden For Daily Living” – An Inspiring and Clever Poem to Help You Through This Challenging Time
Nature and Nurture My Blue Brain is happily watching the nature’s beautifully peaceful snow-fall. I know the moisture will nurture our gardens, flowers, bushes, and trees to keep them healthy for their springtime transition and change. New Beginnings As our new year and our new United States presidential administration begins, I thought about what each…Read more
Word Wednesday – “Winterize”
Word Wednesday • “Winterize” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Verb – (North American) to adapt or prepare a garden, house and/or an automobile for use in cold weather. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – win(t)əˌrīz Usage • Last Saturday, Jordan and I practiced our annual autumn “Winterize” ritual to store all of our summer garden ornaments, take out some…Read more
Spring Cleaning in the Garden Teaches Life Lessons!
Mother Nature teaches us valuable life lessons each spring. Living in the Chicagoland area offers me the beauty, bounties, and benefits of the autumn, winter, spring, and summer seasons. After a snowy and cold winter, I am always eager for spring cleaning in my gardens. Below are my Brain Color Life Lessons that my garden…Read more
When life is challenging, should you remain where you were originally planted or move and be transplanted?
Last year my Blue Gardner’s Brain transplanted over 100 iris bulbs. I had decided to remove the garden in which they were planted. My Green Brain was exhausted from trying different remedies to keep the deer from eating the other perennial flowers in the garden, even the ones that were supposedly, “Deer Resistant.” The trees…Read more
How Would You Feel If You Were Uprooted and Transplanted?
A gardener will tell you that working in the dirt is soothing to the soul. As I wrote in my April 30th blog post, I decided to edit my garden to increase my pleasure and and decrease the stress from the plant eating deer! Today, I finally completed all the editing chores on my Yellow…Read more
Less Stress and More Pleasure By Editing Gardens Like A Book
I was speaking to my Aunt Marsha about my several of my perennial gardens and telling her how frustrated I am with the deer eating so many of the plants and flowers. Including the perennials that are supposedly deer-proof. My aunt asked me a thought-provoking questions, which changed my Blue Brain perspective. “Do you still get…Read more
Weed Your Own Garden & Relationships
It’s Spring Clean-up in my yard and gardens. My Yellow Organized Brain has already begun feeding, water and nurturing my trees, shrubs and perennial flower beds. Amongst all the beauty of new growth are the fast growing weeds, thistle and unwanted grass, which grow everywhere I don not want them to grow. It is amazing how they grow without any special…Read more
Does Your Personality Change with the Weather?
My Brain Color Personality definitely changes with the weather! Now, that we are having an early Spring, my Yellow Winter Brain that wanted checked everything off my To-Do List during the cold weather has quickly changed with the warm and sunny weather. My Blue Garden’s Brain has taken over my personality. I want to be outside enjoying the sunshine and…Read more
Garden Tending, Preparing and Protecting for Winter
All weekend, my husband and I prepared and protected our yard and gardens for the gifts of winter. It was so chilly in Chicago that I wore my heavy alpaca socks, a wool sweater over my overalls and my fleece baseball cap that has ear flaps. We prepared our perennial gardens by removing all the ornaments and…Read more