Spring has sprung and it’s time to prune!

Pruning is often considered to be one of the more challenging chores for the average home gardener in the Midwest.  Personally, I live to prune and clean up shrubs.  Spring is the best time to prune fruit trees and shrubs including apples, pears, plums, raspberries...

Winter at Jada’s Garden

January is usually a quiet month for gardeners here in SW Wisconsin. In my gardens in Blue Mounds, all perennials are hidden under a layer of snow. The shrubs and trees have finally lost all their leaves, and birds frequent the feeders looking to get something to eat....

Fall

It’s a great time of year to celebrate harvest, the bounty of another growing season.  A time to decorate for fall and start thinking about autumn and winter preparation for your garden here in the southern part of Wisconsin. Fall containers, pumpkin stacks and...

Spring in the Garden

My crocus in the garden are beginning to bloom!  For me, this is a sure sign that spring is here. After a long winters break, I am eager to get back to work in the garden.  I like to begin my spring with a good cleanup of the yard and garden.  Removing any previous...

Winter Decorating

After a growing season of long hard work, winter decorating is one of the most inspiring things I do!  We all know winter in Wisconsin is often cold and dark.  Most people don’t think about including a bright container in the landscape.  Often overlooked, winter...

Fall Cleanup

It always seems to happen so quickly. Each spring I get  excited when the plants begin to grow after being dormant for the winter months.  Before long, things are blooming and making seeds, and then just as soon as it all began, it is time for fall cleanup. This past...