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  • Photo-upload-431141?1432217184
    21 May 2015
    I like to try to get out on the weekends and go for long walks. Sometimes by myself, other times with my friend and her two dogs. We frequent Pilcher Park, which is located on the east side of Joliet, IL. It is a forest preserve owned by the ci...

    Overcast 10°C / 50°F
  • Photo-upload-431554?1432653509
    26 May 2015
    Just checking in to let you know we are OK. I’m sure by now you have seen the devastating floods in our area on national news. Our hearts go out to all those who have had it worse than us. The tornado in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico was about an hou...

    Overcast 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-431363?1432474254
    24 May 2015
    Just a few more things to get done today and this garden is ready! So tired and sore but happy that it is done!

    Little Acres Vegetable garden

    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-431040?1432080064
    19 May 2015
    Main pic: The second of the Touchstone supreme mix plants to bloom – I love it, thanks Motherhen. 2) Just managed to capture this Meconpopsis before the gusts whipped the petals away. 3) Antirrhinum ‘Orange Glow’ I grew from se...

    Aquilegia McKana Blooming, Bearded Iris Blooming, Antirrhinum 'Orange Glow' Blooming, M...

    Storms 4°C / 39°F
  • Photo-upload-431429?1432517357
    22 May 2015
    Our yard is filled with flowers! I’m really excited about the St. John’s Wort in our mailbox garden, which I bought at a tiny local nursery last June, and is now exploding with huge, gorgeous flowers. Our Hydrangeas recently started bl...

    Asiatic Lily Flowering, Daylily Flowering, Salvia 'Blue Bedder' Flowering, Clematis (by...

    Partly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-431098?1432147575
    20 May 2015
    To my great surprise, a tiny Aquilegia in Boat, I do hope it thrives. Planted two containers i.e. plastic sacks, containing a mix of the bought soil, compost and chicken compost, one with Eggplant ‘Violetta Lunga di Napoli’ and the oth...

    Dwarf Aquilegia canadensis Blooming and Shrubby Beard-Tongue Blooming

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-431179?1432246540
    21 May 2015
    …through the iris petals.

    Bearded Iris Blooming and Large Back Mixed Border garden

    Partly Cloudy 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-431210?1432286564
    21 May 2015
    I put the final touches to the irrigation system today. Back in December I found at auction two Hardie-Pope irrigation kits for Trees, Shrubs and Vegetables. Since then I have been waiting for the weather to cool sufficiently so that it wouldn...

    Tomato 'Tropic' , Hawaiian Sweet Corn - Heritage , and [12a] Vegie Patch garden

    Clear 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-431272?1432331827
    22 May 2015
    Suddenly flowers Fill the garden with color and the air with bees

    Amsonia hubrichtii-blue star Budding, Iris, reblooming Blooming, Chives Blooming, and C...

    Clear 21°C / 70°F