easy garden tips: irises

Here in North Dakota, fall is peaking thru the summers haze and reminding us that “winter is coming”.  While I was enjoying the cooler temps walking in my yard, I remembered how my grandma used to teach me about gardening. One such lesson was on dividing Iris bulbs. Now I have to try and convey … Continue reading easy garden tips: irises

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secret garden tour 2018

I'm back...    Summer is always a crazy time, traveling, gardening, painting projects, etc. So I've falling down in the blogging department. Well enough with the excuses...   on with the pretty pictures from the garden tour. What garden tour? The Secret Garden Tour hosted by Minot Symphony every summer.   This year I only got photos of … Continue reading secret garden tour 2018

forage friday: milkweed?

This Chump maybe stumped.... it's Forage Friday... I'm not 100% sure what plant this is.... I'm thinking it's a Milkweed. What is milkweed? Milkweed is named for its latex, a milky substance that comes out of the cut stems. Most species are toxic. Asclepias L., the milkweeds, is an American genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous … Continue reading forage friday: milkweed?

forage friday: yellow salsify

Well, I have interesting news. There is another wedding in the family and I'm helping with the reception.  Since this will be happen very, very soon...    I will not be making 500 zillion paper flowers. 😉     This week's forage is without a doubt a WEED! If you see this in your yard pick the flowers, … Continue reading forage friday: yellow salsify

forage friday: daisies

Last week I worked real hard a gathering my forage, not. I walked right out the front door with my dollar store scissors….. snip… snip...  snip. Voila! They look happy! After a week since I cut them, most of these daisies are still looking pretty good. You can often find them roadside or in naturalized … Continue reading forage friday: daisies