black-eyed Susan-like flowers in dry ground with browned grasses surrounding them, all against a pink stone side of hill in Badlands
Curing the Gardening Phobia

How to Create a Wild Space in Your Backyard

Since this COVID WFH situation for a lot of us will continue at least until January, the need is constant for us to polish our delicate work/life balance. Reports are in from the booming gardening industry proving that thousands of you are digging around in your backyards. And lots of you smart new gardeners are also looking up to watch the birds.

Now …as you wrap up the hoses and stack the rakes into the shed, you might be at a loss for how to keep kids engaged outside in the coming weeks. Besides building snowmen and snow angels, what else is there to do?

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Pink wildflowers in Illinois state park
Curing the Gardening Phobia

How to Get a Soft Place to Land

So by lunchtime today, the “finished” work you had sent only 2 days earlier was already back in your inbox. The client had changed the specs and now needs some serious rewrites. And…oh yeah…the new specs came through without any suggested change to the end date. Continue reading “How to Get a Soft Place to Land”