Author Archives: Kary Beck

About Kary Beck

Mother and wife, gardener, wine enthusiast, avid online bargain hunter, and owner of two black-and-tan cocker spaniels.

Golf in your own backyard

I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m really hoping one of the DIY TV reality stars knocks on my door and offers an amazing make-over in one weekend. My list of wants is ready to go, and high … Continue reading

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Who helps define you?

My cousin died. On Tuesday, July 21 she lost her battle with cancer. In this blog series I’ve talked about my mother and sister, my grandmothers and other women who’ve influenced who I am. Today I’d like to talk about … Continue reading

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Identifying weeds: Friend or foe?

It’s happened more than once. I’m scrutinizing a young plant trying to identify friend or foe, and blaming my horrible memory capacity for not remembering the details better. Then in a couple weeks I have this huge, unsightly monstrosity overtaking … Continue reading


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Reducing the risk of ticks: Gardeners’ bane

Each spring our local newscasters announce its going to be a bad year for ticks. Seriously, is there a good year for ticks in Wisconsin?! Last year Dave had to take one off my temple after we finished golfing (super … Continue reading

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