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Terry’s Tips

Sharp tools make deadheading, digging and many other gardening chores faster and easier. Read my article on "Getting Your Garden Tools in Shape" for tips on how to clean and sharpen your pruners, spades and all the rest of your garden tools.


A photographic record of all my gardens from the very first small flower bed to my large gardens now. Please, be patient…the early photos are definitely not up to the quality of the later photos!

My Former Yard Photo Album:
Page One and Page Two

My New Yard and Gardens Photo Album:
Season 1
Seasons 2 and 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
Season 11
Season 12
Season 13
Seasons 14 and 15
My Favorite Public or Private Gardens
Monet’s Gardens
Gardens in France
The Montreal Botanic Garden
Les Quatre Vents
The Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Flower and Garden Show
The Macy’s Tower of Flowers Show
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
The U.S. Botanic Garden
The U.S. National Arboretum
Mt. Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens
The Garvan Woodland Gardens
Riana’s Gardens
The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Sylvia’s Gardens
The Boerner Botanical Gardens

A Panoramic Photo of My Backyard Gardens
A full-length view of the layout of my northern gardens

My Favorite Container Planting
You may not like it, but you will have to agree that this container planting is unique!

Audrey’s MN Rose Tree of China
Photos and description of Prunus triloba var. multiplex