Tag Archives: flowers

Habitats and waystations

The Independence Day blog post I am working on keeps enraging me, so it will have to wait, and instead I am going to share my recharge sources. Lately the weather has been great for daily walks, so I walk my standard route to the lakefront and enjoy the flora along the way. Evanston is […]

Early Magnolias

 “Magnolias are aristocrats of ancient lineage possessed of many superlative qualities.” ~ plant collector E.H. ‘Chinese’ Wilson When I was at the Morton Arboretum hunting for Trolls, I came upon a Magnolia Grove. There was a beautiful sculpture indicating the beautiful blooms to be seen here in Spring. I didn’t know that Magnolias were endangered. […]

Nature Love

It’s been lovely to stroll around Evanston in this gorgeous weather. I am taking daily walks as part of a health plan, and love getting to know the various streets and gardens of my neighborhood better. Milkweed is abundant here, both planted by the city and private gardens, and it thrills me to see the […]

Hoppy Easter!

It is Easter weekend, and The Evanston Pop Up Gallery will have an Easter Egg hunt at 11 AM throughout the store. Search for eggs and meet the artists who have their creations in the store. I’ll be there for a spell. I got a lovely gift certificate in the mail so I hopped on […]

Easter at the Pop Up Gallery

I’ve been making stakes to bring in spring, and it has lifted my mood. I tried to jig a flower on my Now That’s a Jig!, which took a few attempts. While the pegs are symmetrical, lifting the wire off the jig shifts the tension and the petals get a bit wonky. After settling for […]

Brilliant Blooms

I’ve returned from my cabin getaway and will tell you more about that soon. Right now, I am basking in the springy sunshine too much to sit and write. I love this part of the season where petals unfurl in their brightest finery. Pink is trending. So pretty. My favorite scent is everywhere. I think […]

Garden Center Fun

I spent the last few days of August making some dragonflies for Platt-A-Palooza. It was a glorious Saturday when we set up at Platt Hill Nursery. Flowers greeted me as I unloaded the car. The amount of space is always amazing, and I had fun setting up my booth. Foot traffic was great, so I had […]

Summer

Summer has begun and I wish I could go on vacation. Instead I am sneaking lake time away from the computer when I can. I uninstalled the DOT Show and am pleased my circles held up well. I even got to take home 2 of Carol Hamilton’s dots. Along the way I got to watch […]

Spam and grasshopper friends

It was a scorching day on Saturday, but light breezes and the occasional cloud blocking the sun made the day lovely for an art fair. It was early when I set out to bring my wares to Bloomingdale. As always, Platt Hill Nursery has a plethora of fun and quirky garden accessories to peruse. The […]