Obsessed Midwest Gardener
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Which category best describes you?
Landscape Service Provider, Garden Blogger
Skill level
Expert
Website
http://www.obsessedmidwestgardener.com
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
perennials, vegetables, fruit
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
40

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Professional Gardener, Garden Blogger & Owner of a Landscape Contracting Business

 

 

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Note About Crocus Colors

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 11:51am 0 Comments

See all that dirty lookin' white stuff?  Those are  crocus flowers!  If they were another color, wouldn't this be exciting?

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Everybody wants to know what CAN we do this time of year?

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 10:53am 0 Comments

I keep plenty busy:

Start vegetables and annuals indoors in plugs with a heat mat.

Transplant plugs to pots. 

Cold hardy vegetables gets carried outside during the day, things like cabbage broccoli and other kohl crops, parsley, lettuce, spinach, kale.

Warm-season vegetables gets transplanted into bigger pots and go under lights or in sunny windows until it is warm outside (This is how I grow okra in Wisconsin.)

Spring blooming shrubs get a tiny hair cut so…

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Solving the biggest problems in the Gardening Business:

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:32am 0 Comments

At conferences this winter, many companies are coming out with functional, biodegradable pots. 

 

The only thing don't like about gardening is the plastic pot waste.  Hooray for solutions!!!!

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Mar 29, 2012
Obsessed Midwest Gardener received a gift from Noelle Kaler
Apr 30, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener and Carole Moyer z3/MN are now friends
Apr 25, 2011
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Yellow tulip with geranium maculatum

"Thank you Anna.  It is utter simplicity, but has been my all time favorite garden photo for many years. www.obsessedmidwestgardener.com"
Apr 21, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener commented on Pat Koltz's blog post Dogs and landscaping . . . ugh!
"We have border collies and extensive gardens, so I feel your pain.  Our solution:  Lot's of morning exercise for the dogs.  The two year old needs an hour a day chasing the ball (you MUST have a chuck-it).  The older dog…"
Apr 21, 2011
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Apr 20, 2011
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Fairy Bath

"Pink Impression Tulips have the strongest stems."
Apr 20, 2011
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Life is Good, Ain't it?

"Pink Impression are the tall tulips.  The shorter ones, in the front, are Lady Jane.  The dark red is our local trillium.  "
Apr 20, 2011
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Apr 20, 2011
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Residential Landscape Construction

"Nice circle with the pavers."
Apr 17, 2011
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Apr 17, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener replied to Andi,zone 5 Ohio's discussion Purchasing Beneficial Insects in the group Organic
"I have done this with Praying Mantis.  No work, lots of fun to watch them after they hatch & we saw them around the neighborhood all summer.   www.obsessedmidwestgardener.com"
Apr 17, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener commented on Jeannie's blog post Bamboo questions
"I don't know of a clumping bamboo for zone 5b that gets as tall as you want---and I don't know of anybody who was planted a running bamboo who has not regretted the decision.  Keeping anything 1-2 feet off of the patio is going to be…"
Apr 17, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener commented on Marybeth Brauman's blog post I have ants in my garden!
"With all due respect, ants do not eat peonies.  There is a species of ant that thrives on the nectar of peonies, and so they are very active on them, and ants are often accused of being the culprit when there is damage, but it is not the ants.…"
Apr 17, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener and Jim Garroutte are now friends
Apr 17, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener commented on Marybeth Brauman's blog post I have ants in my garden!
"Ants are good!"
Apr 9, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener posted a blog post
Apr 8, 2011
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Trillium and Tulip

Natives and introduced species complement each other.
Apr 6, 2011
Obsessed Midwest Gardener is now friends with Trudy Dudley, Kristin Sanchez and Julie z3-4 WI
Apr 5, 2011

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At 11:28am on April 30, 2011, Noelle Kaler gave Obsessed Midwest Gardener a gift
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At 1:02am on April 8, 2011, Julie z3-4 WI said…
Thanks for friending me!  I was reading your blog and I really enjoy what you say and do.  Many many blessings!!!
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At 8:19pm on March 28, 2011, Gloria Gypsy said…
Hello! Thanks for adding me to your friends :)
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