|Some gardeners seemed anxious to add some color|
to their homes while we continue to wait for warmer
weather to get things growing
|The Gathered Earth (located at Lowney's in the Fox Cities area)|
offered a great selection of colorful miniature items to brighten
up our fairy gardens.
|While we still wait for the ground to thaw|
enough to get out planting, many of us were
enticed by the beauty of the orchids offered
by Goin' to Pot Orchids
|Many of us may be trying to create our own succulent art|
after seeing this wonderful living picture frame by
Victoria's Garden Decor. Unique colorful wood furniture,
sand-casted concrete leaf birdbaths, and concrete trellise
are also produced by this delightful couple.
|Some of us were drawn by the faint sweet scent of lily bulbs being sold by|
Oak Valley Farm from Minnesota-so many choices, so hard to decide!
|Magpie Bakery for the Birds offered reasonably priced treats for the hungry|
birds returning to our yards
|And Daniel Spielvogel sold darling birdhouses made of natural materials|
|… while sold ceramic birdhouses and vases.|
|Some gardeners are looking forward to the sparkle of glass art |
by Our Garden Path Designs in their gardens, while others
picked up some stepping stones from Stone Crete anticipating
muddy days to come.
|Toads will be discovering colorful new abodes.|
|Dragonflies and golf club birds by Melby|
Works will be new additions to some yards.
|Deer fashioned of sheet metal by Jim Hatton|
will be acquiring an appealing rusted color
outdoors in yards around the area.
|Gardeners will be enjoying the ease of |
weeding, cultivatins, scalping, edging,
digging, furrowing, planting, transplanting
de-thatching, and harvesting with the
the Cobrahead Weeder and Cultivator
-"think of the CobraHead® blade as a
"steel fingernail®" (an appealing image
for those of us gardeners whose nails
remain short and brokenthroughout
the growing season.)
|Treadlight Gardens was offering a sturdy new tool|
to try for cultivating gardens.
|To preserve some of the beauty from our gardens this year to enjoy during|
our next long, cold winter, some of us were tempted to purchased flower
presses and paper making kits offered by Arnold Grummers.
|Unfortunately, I will not be snuggling beneath the gorgeous wildflower quilt,|
lovingly crafted by one of our members, that was raffled off at the event.