Hello, I’m Joanna. I’m so happy you stopped by. I live and garden in the southwest suburbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, better known to a gardener as Zone 4b. I’m passionate about gardening, mostly flowers, but I also grow edibles. I’ve been gardening for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a large family, one of my chores was to design and plant the flower beds. I had to talk over my plans with my Dad and then we would buy the seeds. I wish I had some pictures of those flower beds.
We moved into our current home, a 1960s fixer-upper, rambler (that’s Minnesota speak for a ranch style home), in late summer 2016. The gardens and yard needed fixing up just as much, if not more, that the inside of the house. So join me as I showcase my gardens. I’ll share lots of makeovers, garden tours and some how-to’s along the way. It’s all grassroots here, it’s just me and my hubby, and occasionally we’ll hire out jobs that are too difficult for us to accomplish. Other than that, it’s just us, no gardener, no landscaper and no professional design.
During the fall and winter months, I pursue my other creative endeavors, which consist mostly of cardmaking and various types of other crafts and DIYs. Take a look around and make sure to subscribe to receive regular posts. Enjoy your visit and stop by again soon!