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WHEN ITS TOO HOT TO GARDEN by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The Garden Path When its too hot to garden you'll find me painting them.  Above is one of more than 35 paintings I've done this past month for my firs ... Read on »
GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY -AUGUST 1, 2010 by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training "Let me enjoy this late-summer day of my heart while the leaves are still green and I won't look so close as to see tha ... Read on »
Home Grown Tomatoes 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 DESIGNERS ROUNDTABLE : UNDERUTILIZED PLANTS by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Honestly, when have you ever seen a specimen like this ? Guy walks into the tree and shrub department with a photo of his front yard and says he wants the most unusual ... Read on »
THE INTENTION OF THE GARDENER by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The Fourth Season Gardening Gone Wild's theme for July is the Intention of the gardener. Looking at the photo above of my garden in December only a ... Read on »
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -July Superstars by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training High summer and July has been a hot, humid month with above average rainfall.    The garden is prolific with blooms from many colorful perennials.  Here are the super stars ... Read on »
Moor for More Interest by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Molinia caerulea cv. 'variegata' aka Moor grass I love the ornamental grasses but my garden in front doesn't have enough sun to grow them.  It's also a sma ... Read on »
A Month Early but Welcome ! by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training                                                        Mugungwha, translated as "immortality " in Korean The first record of Hibiscus syricus in Korea dates back 1,4 ... Read on »
A JULY OF LONG AGO - GARDEN BLOGGERS MUSE DAY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Growing up on a farm the word vacation was not in our vocabulary .  When school was out for the summer our work began in earnest.  Weeding the cotton , corn , peanuts and ... Read on »
FARMING IN THE CITY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training It started with just a square or two but over the course of a few years it has increased to a dozen or more .  At our local park there's an area of raised planter beds that ... Read on »
GARDEN DESIGNERS ROUND TABLE : SMALL SPACES by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training                                  First word of advice :  If you have a small garden you need a small dog.  Just kidding. But do keep dogs out as they and gardens do not ... Read on »
GARDEN BLOGGERS' BLOOM DAY : JUNE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This June has produced more rain than April.  So much so that  I'm picking mushrooms out of my garden. Lea's Irish grandparents are here and they swear that we ordered this ... Read on »
STARBUCKS IS FOR THE BIRDS by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The birds start singing very early in the summer and I usually awake to their chirping around 5 or 5:30.  Last week as I was out for my daily walk I stopped by Starbucks for ... Read on »
SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER MAKES ME HAPPY AND HEALTHY by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Sunrise by Moi It takes only 3 times a week at five minutes on sunny days  or  15 minutes in one  cooler part of the day for your bare arms and legs to soak up the Sun ... Read on »
A LILAC REFRIGERATOR by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.  Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun, there's something new under the sun. Yesterday a woman came into ... Read on »
PICTURE THIS PHOTO CONTEST FOR JUNE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Gardening Gone Wild is asking garden bloggers to enter their favorite work of art for this month's photo contest.  This is much harder than it sounds .  Picking just one of  ... Read on »
GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY -JUNE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training And there was all June in the garden; I felt them, early, warning Lest I miss any part of the day. Straigh ... Read on »
A MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training  To my brother Cecil and brother-in-law Charles who served in Korea.  To my cousins who served in WW2 and my first ancestor to arrive in America whose grave is marked as " A ... Read on »
MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE 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 »
LOVE, REMEMBRANCE AND BEAUTY IN THE GARDEN : THE ROSE by Carolyn C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training When love came first to Earth the Spring spread rose beds to receive him -Thomas Campbell, Scottish Poet, 1777-1844 Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home ... Read on »