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GARDENS, AGING, AND FILM by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 1:05pm Part II of Caring to Cultivate on the Long Row of Life by Dr. Scott Wright, continues. Scene from Village of the Watermills Although Jung’s use of the rhizome metaphor supports the philosophical impression of life as continuous and unending, despite the relentless seasons and centuries of time, gardens are very much transitory and ... Read on »
GARDEN BLOGGERS MUSE DAY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:29pm " A land without ruin is a land without memories. A land without memories is a land without history. Crowns of roses fade . Crowns of thorns endure. -Anon. My mother died when she was 40 and I was four years old. My father , a farmer, had to place us in a nearby home for orphans until we three sisters were old enough ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 12:38am                 I must have flowers, always, always, always. -Claude Monet And so can you if you have enough light to sustain colorful blooming indoor plants.  If you don't I suggest that you purchase a grow light or lamp to keep them happy during long, low-light winters.   I was never able to keep persnickity rosemary alive but she is no ... Read on »
Gardening Delights by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 6:01am The cold continues to bear down strong in the Upper Midwest, challenging even the most ardent cross-country skier or ice fisherman. I suppose it could be worse. At least we have a lovely layer of fresh white snow, with more on the way this week. Say what you will, but snow is better to look at than gray skies and leafless trees. As an artis ... Read on »
Free Stuff by Pink Lemonade .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Mar 2009 4:23pm Free Screening of HBO's movie Gray Gardens (select cities). Old Spice Redzone Bodywash for the guys at Walmart. Listen online for free to the soundtrack of the movie Twilight. Free Go Red for Women Red Dress Pin. Free, Fun eco-living tips Delivered daily via email! Free Redbox Movies: Everywhere TO ... Read on »
Time to catch up by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Mar 2011 12:00am I’ve got this coming week off work. What a relief. I’ve been pushing pretty hard for months on end, now, and I really do need a break. Showing signs of wear. Getting incoherent in meetings and starting to say things that other people think are “weird” they’ve told me so, actually. I’m in a tricky situation, actually. My boss and my bos ... Read on »
January in the Garden by Take Root and Write .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:13pm O dreary January, gray skies, bitter cold, snowy day... I'm so glad you're here! Finally I have time to sit next to the fire with my cup of peppermint tea surrounded by my seed catalogs. Pencil, ruler, notebook, and graph paper are at the ready to capture dreams of new garden spaces. This is a great time for this column to start. We ... Read on »
INSIDE THE SWEET HOME CHICAGO GARDEN by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:30pm Viburnum Plicatum'Mariesii' My backyard is a typical Chicago- sized plot with a detached garage facing the alley. When we moved into our house it looked like WWII had taken place there. The former homeowners raised Afghan Hounds and the backyard was their play pen. My kids were young then and I held a full-time day job, so ga ... Read on »
Backyard Gardening & Kale Chips by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 7:31pm Gardening with your children provides valuable lessons, family togetherness time and plenty of fresh veggies to dress your table. I’m a big slacker this year.  My big, fat, Eco-Confession?  I didn’t plant a garden this year.  This means we have been relying on farmers markets and u-pick to survive!  Ugh. But, wait… I have a pretty good ex ... Read on »
Gardening Tips and Tricks for Late Autumn by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Dec 2009 4:43pm Preparing for the Winter Months: Gardening in October When you feel that first solid bite in the breeze and you see the songbirds winging their way south, and the trees are bursting with fire-laden hues, you know you can’t be spending the weekend curled up by the fireplace with a excellent book. Not for long. While the weath ... Read on »