Janet Mills
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  • Naperville
  • United States
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"Catherine, What a treat to read your post from the Emerald Isle!  Oh, how I wish I could visit Ireland some day!  Friends who have visited there have shared photos and stories that make me feel jealous.  Maybe some day! Thank you for…"
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"Elizabeth, I'm so glad that you like my humble efforts.  Everything in my garden was done on the cheap: starter-size plants, divisions and seeds from gardener friends, etc. I like to think of it as "the magic of gardening"!"
Apr 29, 2012
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Clematis & Shed Late Sunny Afternoon

"Sharon, Things have changed with my husband's illness. When and if our home sells, we will probably move to a townhouse in this area (Naperville IL) to be close to my husband's doctors and the amazing Edward Cancer Center."
Apr 29, 2012
Sharon Howell z7NC commented on Janet Mills's photo

Clematis & Shed Late Sunny Afternoon

"Janet, are you still moving to Holland MI ? I am from Montague about  an hour from Holland on Lake MI. Loved looking at all your pictures, thanks for sharing."
Apr 28, 2012

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
I like perennials, self-seeding annuals, native plants, flowering shrubs (including roses), and herbs.
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
Last year, I wasn't working. I spent MOST of my daylight hours out there! I'm currently finishing my degree in Ecopsychology, and looking for a job, so I get out there as much as I can. Wish I could make a living doing this!

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At 9:20pm on May 8, 2011, Hipppy said…

This is my first attempt at a compost tumbler.

The post are made of 2 - 2X6 pieces of wood,

making it a 4X6 posts (each side)

The post are not treated or painted yet, but it is functional

Each post is cemented into the ground.


Every thing used to make this Compost Tumbler

was recycled, or what was at hand!


Good things do not have to cost a lot...


At 9:27am on May 08, 2011, Hipppy gave Janet Mills a gift
At 1:30am on April 19, 2011, Kathleen Gohl said…
Janet...when are you going to be moving?  What time of the year?  Kathleen
At 5:43pm on November 28, 2010, Les D. Adams gave Janet Mills a gift
At 8:04pm on November 17, 2010, Les D. Adams said…
Thanks Janet, and yes I do believe gardeners are some of the nicest people . I think you and your husband would just love our neck of the woods. We live in Branch Co.in southern Michigan on a chain of seven lakes. A lot of other lakes in the area also. Any of them allow canoeing ! You would love the area. And as you know you can garden just about anywhere. Are you looking for a place to relocate ? you said you are moving to Mi. Didn't know if you had a destination in mind.(and no I am not a realtor) ha ha . But I know quite a few. Where ever you decide to go I wish you the best ! Keep in touch , my canoe is always available !
At 7:01pm on November 4, 2010, Les D. Adams said…
Just love looking at your photo's, Can't wit to have such mature gardens. Great job and thanks for the friendship. I'm fairly new to this site but am really enjoying it.
At 8:13pm on May 14, 2010, Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA said…
I looked again couldn't find anything to match your discription. I called the natural history survey in Springfield once and their butterfly expert happed to be in the office when I called. They were very helpfull. Their number is 217-333-6880.
At 8:00am on May 10, 2010, Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA said…
Good morning, I just was looking at white butterflies at Daves Garden and ran across a large blue butterfly. It was called the "Common Wander" They have a fairly large data base for ID.TTUL
At 3:43am on May 8, 2010, Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA said…
I guess I'm very fortunate! The nearest composte faccility to me is in Monmouth, Il.. They charge me $5 to load my truck with either mulch or composte. They fill the truck up to the top of the cab with mulch & a little over the top of the box with composte. I use @ 14 loads of mulch and 2 or 3 loads of composte a yr.. I would never beable to take care of my yard by myself if it wasn't for that facility and the reasonable price. I found my butterflies of Il. book, it was right where I left it.I couldn't find one in there that matched your discription but I looked in the audubon butterfly guide, found a giant white that met the size but didn't have the blue marking you discribed. ttul
At 7:06am on May 7, 2010, Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA said…
Janet this is my thing,. I'm the cheif cook and bottle washer around here. What you see is all my fault. I'm retired and single. I have my daughter living with me and she will mow part of the lawn for me, and occasionally help with fall clean-up. But if I don't keep after it looks pretty messy. My back area gets pretty overgrown by Oct. and the killing frosts don't 'tll N0v.

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