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What Makes Garden Walk Buffalo Gardens So Successful?

Pull up a comfy seat, relax and as a designer, I will tell you. It is not the design per say, but rather the love that goes into each garden creation. 577 more words



The apple trees are standing full of fruit as a prelude to autumn. Every other year it is what we call a heavy season. The fruit isn’t very large but the crop is plentiful, bending the branches into graceful arches and creating shady canopies for the garden swing and hammock. 127 more words

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The Flowers of Door County

For whatever reason, and even the locals do not know, the flowers in Door County, Wisconsin, are especially lush this season. One resident said everything came up large and full. 119 more words

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Herbs in the Rafters

The rafters are beginning to fill in the great room kitchen. I use dill, rosemary, basil, thyme and oregano in cooking. Once they are dry, they are crushed and placed in canning jars for winter storage. 103 more words

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The view from the third-floor loft looks down on a summer garden more green than the typical Illinois July. Consistent rainfall has blessed us with vivid flowers and lush lawns. 23 more words

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Two Buxum Beauties

Last year I posted a picture of one rose, this year I have two on one stem. They are so large the stem doesn’t seem thick enough to support them. 8 more words


The flowers at the front of the photo is Linaria, it grows quite tall and bees are very attracted to the flowers. A must for the cottage garden.