Always thinking..

As we are cleaning out our planters, refreshing with Fall, thinking of the next Spring, here is a website I found interesting. http://www.lejardinetdesigns.com/2012/09/16/great-conifers-for-fall-containers From your container planter Guru..

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I just read an article which mentioned a great resource the Missouri Botanical Garden has created. It is a garden pest and problem guide which lists over 200 common garden problems that all gardeners may face. Included in the list are options to solve these problems.The solutions begin with chioces that are simple and safe…

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Harvesting Your Herbs For The Winter

As we all know our nights are getting cooler and sooner than later our summer annuals, herbs, veggies and other crops will not be with us anymore.  Before they die off we can harvest our herbs, dry them, and get them ready for a winter indoors. For some this concept may be common sense but…

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Bushel Basket Bounty

Saturday Sept 15, Barb Caan will be on hand at noon to help create inspirational ideas. Neat items between the perennial lot and the greenhouse. It will be a great weekend to be at Caan’s!

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A Trip to the Green Bay Botanic Garden

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to take a trip to the Green Bay Botanic Garden.  It’s a really great public garden and I highly recommend taking a day to get up there and check it out.  You can read part 1 about my trip here: http://www.confessionsofaplantgeek.com/2012/09/a-visit-to-green-bay-botanic-garden-pt-1.html Part 2 is here  http://www.confessionsofaplantgeek.com/2012/09/a-visit-to-green-bay-botanic-garden-pt.html

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Thinking outside the box

This eclectic design I did the beginning of September.  The planter is welcoming  the start of another season. Since the plants are not root bound, I can easily add a mum plant as something fades. Along with “Caan” plants, I embellished the look with grass plumes, wheat and cat tails. Plant choices were: Alocasia, Kale, Pepper,…

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Veterans Farm…Healing and Employing War Veterans

I have a profound belief that the earth, working with the soil, listening to the rhythms of the seasons, has great healing power. I happened to stumble upon a program on public television that highlights these very concepts. The program highlights a non-profit business that helps employ, train, and heal veterans by teaching them to…

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