Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a big weekend for gardening. It’s the time when gardeners stock up on plants for transplanting into their gardens. Most transplants sold in garden centers, especially the small plants in trays, have spent their whole lives growing under glass in a greenhouse. As a result, they are quite tender and not always … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
Most of our daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are done blooming for the season. That doesn’t mean that we can forget about them. There’s still some work left to be done that will improve our chances for getting blossoms next year. Right now the plants are beginning to form seed pods at the end of the flower stalks … Continue Reading →
A new ice cream shop at the Grand Hotel is as good a reason as any to return to Mackinac Island this summer. Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor dishes up 24 flavors made by Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream.
The Wool & The Floss is asking for help with knitting 100 hats by the end of December to donate to local charities for its annual Charity Knitting Challenge.
Grab your size 6 and 8 knitting needles and stop by PK Yarn Over Knit Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon and learn to knit a simple pair of mittens.
Award-winning knit-wear designer and best-selling author Vicki Square has put together a unique collection of patterns for creating comfortable and easy-to-wear sweaters in her latest book, “Light & Layered Knits,” 19 Sophisticated Designs for Every Season” (Interweave/$24.95). From the beautiful “Tuscany Lace” A-line tunic on the cover to a long sleeved pullover with pleating details, you’re sure … Continue Reading →
Milwaukee’s new Brewhouse Inn &Suites is a boutique hotel in the historic former Pabst Brewery Brewhouse, a downtown fixture for more than 150 years.
For a sudsy taste of Pure Michigan, seek a pint of Founders Vanilla Stout. That’s the favorite among the 1,200 fans who voted in a contest to choose a beer style that best represents Pure Michigan. The choices were Vanilla Stout, Apple Ale and Wheat IPA. It was a close race between Vanilla Stout and Apple Ale, according … Continue Reading →
Cedar Point opens this weekend, and my friend Will is already planning several trips to the Ohio amusement park throughout the summer and fall. He not only wants to ride Cedar Point’s new rollercoaster, the Gatekeeper, located near the entrance of the park, but he plans on returning to enjoy the water park and HalloWeekends. Will could save $10 each time … Continue Reading →
Those of you who are regular readers of this blog may remember a post from last fall. It was about a gypsy moth caught in the act of laying eggs. I decided not to destroy that egg mass. Early this week, the eggs hatched. In the photo you can see how small and seemingly helpless they … Continue Reading →