I'm a very goal-oriented person. I've been reading everyone's New Year's resolution (or lack of, or, in Carol's case, P.L.A.N.T. goals) posts and feeling a bit embarrassed about my goal-setting obsession. I do New Year's resolutions. I also set p...Read more →
Sarah and Emily admire each other's dresses before the big family Christmas party.I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I intended to come on on Christmas Eve and do a holiday post, but I never got around to it. The last few days have been a...Read more →
I don't even know why I buy poinsettias anymore. Well, actually I do---they look so Christmas-y when they hit the nurseries (and every other type of store) right after Thanksgiving that I can't resist. Somehow, every year I manage to forget the fa...Read more →
Now that I've finally focused in on making the Mouse & Trowel site useful year-round, as opposed to just for the Mouse & Trowel Awards, I'm going to start adding posts over there about topics such as increasing traffic, monetizing your bl...Read more →
We got our first snowstorm of the year on Saturday night. In my neck of the woods, we got around 8 inches. Some of the suburbs got a foot. Schools were closed throughout the metro Detroit area on Monday, which meant that my husband got a free day ...Read more →
Have any of you ever heard the story of Yvonne's Salvia? This is one of those stories that exemplifies how generous and thoughtful gardeners are.
Yvonne's Salvia, which actually seems to be a strain of Salvia splendens, grow up to seven feet ta...Read more →
I've been happily following the discussions on Cold Climate Gardening and over at Mr. Brown Thumb about younger (early 30's and younger) and older (over 70) garden bloggers, and the lack thereof. Because I am one of those "younger" bloggers, I'm n...Read more →