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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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