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$75,000 PLANT GIVEAWAY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The front garden of this huge apartment building on our street ( circa 1913 ) was planted by a Botanist about 5 years ago. With no lawn or evergreen shrubs t ... Read on »
' TIS A GOOD DAY FOR IRELAND by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening DANCE FOR JOY Northern Ireland, the birthplace of my mother's ancestors, has entered a brave new political world. May 9 is an historic day that will long be remembe ... Read on »
17 TONS AND WHADDAYAGET ? by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening A Cicada Emerges from its Shell HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVERYONE ! This is suppose to be the weekend when we get the 17 year Cicada emergence . Every time you turn ... Read on »
200 DAYS by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Jojo soaks up some late October sun Chicago's official temperature at O'Hare International Airport registered 32 degrees on Friday, November 2, ending the ... Read on »
3 EASY PIECES by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Since I don't work on Michigan Avenue anymore my wardrobe is very casual, especially during the summer when I do landscaping jobs. Some neighbors do not recognize me at a ... Read on »
4 IN 45 by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It ain't no use to grumble and complain; It's jest as cheap and easy to rejoice, When God sorts out the weather and sends rain, why rain's my choice -J ... Read on »
500 POSTS, YALL ! by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Jason,my son, the Webmaster A few years ago my son Jason suggested that I start a blog. A what ? says I . The word blog sounded repugnant, like something out o ... Read on »
53 IN DECEMBER by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training First Snowfall by Moi Most people reading my post title would automatically think " Oh, she's turning 53 in December." I wish ! Only gardeners would kno ... Read on »
60 in Chicago by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Spring 2007 Being able to look at last year's Spring photos is one thing that's great about blogging. Yesterday was a balmy 60 degrees and of course I got ... Read on »
7 Degrees colder than Tampa by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training From my front porch I can see 4 front porches To my dear friends in Tampa who are shivering under the record cold of 27 degrees I feel for you. I know that suc ... Read on »
A PRAIRIE IN THE CITY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The garden above looks more like a park setting than an apartment building. How many apartment buildings have you seen in a big city with a garden like it ? I'd v ... Read on »
A $1,500 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR GINA by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Now that the gardening season is winding down, Gina at Myskinnygarden is busy scheming and dreaming. This time she wants suggestions for a new path in her frontyard. ... Read on »
A BAD CASE OF THE ' EPATOOZIES' by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Dwarf Japanese Azalea It's probably clear to most of my readers by now that I'm addicted to Rhododendrons and Azaleas. I bought the little one above at an ... Read on »
A BIG THANKS TO GARDEN VOICES FOR SAVING US FROM OBSCURITY ! by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening AUTUMN MOON MAPLE IN HER FALL FINERY When I started my blog back in February I wasn't concerned with how many visitors I would get or if I would make money ... Read on »
A Bit of Fun with Garden Whimsicals by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A sign in an antique shop  ( true story ) that I still chuckle at  :  " We buy junk and sell antiques. "   Now that I have a potager I can use more whimsicals to give it a b ... Read on »
A BOLD ONE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Astilboides My attraction for bold foiliage has gotten me into trouble once again. I saw a small astilboides at the garden center the other day and was imm ... Read on »
A CAMELLIA IN EVERY CUP by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Camellia Sinensis An Asian friend of mine, knowing my love of green tea and all the different varieties I've tried in search of the best one, gave me the most ... Read on »
A Change of Heart : Renovation and Renewal Time at Garden Designers Round Table by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I remember the exact moment the renovation bug bit me.  It was early September and I had rare 4-day Labor day holiday all to myself.  I was reading the latest edition of my ... Read on »