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.

Dog roses to knock out: A winner


My sister recently relocated her family, is planning her gardens at her new home, and asked my two-cents on her plan. My first thought was, “where are the roses?” She said she’s tried roses numerous times at different addresses in … Continue reading

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Pink flamingos… aren’t they the best?


I was one of many University of Wisconsin students in 1979, who were treated to the sight of 1,008 plastic pink flamingos placed on Bascom Hill by student-government pranksters from the Pail and Shovel Party. I spent all day smiling … Continue reading

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What does this flower mean?


I love flowers. The whole thing – planning, planting, weeding, dead heading, picking and everything in between. Smelling the blossoms. Watching the pollinators. And high on the list of why I love flowers are the meaning behind them.

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Tarragon: King of herbs


Last weekend, we visited the newly reopened Stamm House. The food and service was good, the décor and ambiance magnificent, and the noise level not so good. For me the highlight was a tarragon infused signature Manhattan.

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