In My Backyard: Bright throughout Winter

Well, as I look out into my far western Wisconsin backyard here in early December, I’ve been seeing a lot of brown.  Different shades of brown, but overall, brown.  I’ve been okay with brown and relatively warm temperatures for this time of year, but as I write this the temperatures are dropping and snow is predicted. […]

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Boom! Down Goes the Tree

Last spring was full of heartache as we had to take down some really important big trees in our backyard.  We lost a 25+ year old honeylocust that was scarily hanging over a powerline as well as a large ash. (Part of the honeylocust is shown in the picture… see that included bark, crack, and […]

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Best-Fit Hand Pruners

A set of hand held pruners should  be  in  every  gardener’s  tool  kit  but  selecting the right pair can be a challenge with an overwhelming selection available at most garden  centers  and  online. Hand  held  pruners  are designed for a variety of tasks in the garden. Some are large enough to cut small branches, while […]

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