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SWEET HOME AND GARDEN CAROLINA IS NOW LIVE ! by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hey Y'all Come on Over and visit at my new blog, http://www.Sweethomeandgardencarolina.blogspot.com Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago ... Read on »
Farewell to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I never thought that this day would arrive but now that it has I am torn between joy and sorrow ; joy for a new chapter in my life, and sorrow on leaving my home and garden ... Read on »
Garden Blogger Bloom Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training July, the second month of summer in Chicago and it has been a very dry one.  Despite it, the garden is flourishing.  It's hard to believe but I still have pansies in bloom ! ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Muse Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training  July I see you in the red roseand the stately oak I hear you in the song of the brookand the birds melody at dawn The wind sends your fragrance on ... Read on »
The Potager in June by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This rose greets me every morning. It seems I'm not the only one who loves roses.  I spied these on my walk around the neighborhood. To see what's bloomi ... Read on »
Princess Di Graces the June Garden by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Dianathus has many design uses in the garden -here I've used dwarf and mat-forming varieties in my potager and it looks good next to my herbs,  blueberry shrubs, boxwood ... Read on »
GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training "Wisteria woke me this morning, And there was all June in the garden; I felt them, early, warning Lest I miss any part of the day. Straight I walked ... Read on »
The 7 Year Wonder by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Seven years in the making , Wisteria chinensis has finally arrived in  full glory.  Time to break out the bubbly !   If you've had a wisteria for a long time and it h ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training " All things are possible in May. "   May be, May be not.  First we have near 90 and then 45, extreme temps that reap havoc on  plants in the garden.   One day the Magnolia ... Read on »
Gotta Getcha' One by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Introducing ..... . Daphne burkwoodii  'Carol Mackie ' -queen of the Spring garden with gorgeous variegated leaves and fragrant blossoms.  Named for the famed lover o ... Read on »
Party Time! by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training You are cordially invited to a party celebrating the forthcoming blooming of the Wisteria, a rare sight that has taken 7 years .  Last year there was one lonely little bloom ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Muse Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training May 'Tis like the birthday of the world, When earth was born in bloom; The light is made of many dyes, The air is all perfume: There's crimson buds, and whi ... Read on »
America's Favorite Berry by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Another rainy April day ( no surprise -we've had the rainest April in 126 years )  but rather on the warm side so I decided to plant Strawberry baskets.  I planted ... Read on »
Catch Wicked Bugs in Chicago this Weekend by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training   Catch garden writer and blogger Amy Stewart in Chicago this weekend to promote her latest book, Wicked Bugs.   On Saturday, April 23 she'll be at the Chicago Bo ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Just got back from a 5 day visit with my little Sweetpea down in North Carolina.  Like a beautiful flower she has matured and runs to me with arms up in the air, shou ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers' Muse Day by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Poetry in the Garden In Chinese and Korean gardens there are 5 important elements :  Water , which equals life, plants and trees which are nature's clothing, rocks ... Read on »
A Frontyard Ornamental Veggie Garden Plan for a Small Urban Plot by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Sure to get your neighbor's attention.  " You're gonna what ?  Plant veggies in your frontyard? Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All ... Read on »
Small Urban Frontyards : A Zen Garden by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I designed this Zen Garden for a very small front yard of a contemporary townhouse for clients who wanted a low-maintenance, no-mow landscape. ... Read on »