We’re hosting a small Easter gathering this year, so I’m making my list of things to accomplish this week. Hopefully the pansies are starting to hit the garden stores, because I want to pot some up for our Easter table. To add extra fun and prettiness to the already welcome sight of fresh plants, I’ll … More Add Some Pretty to your Pansy Pots
The neighbors have been hanging out in our yard a lot lately this spring. Which makes our Fake Farmhouse feel even more like the farm I’ve always longed for…or at least sound like one!
April showers have arrived early this year, so I’ve already hung my vintage umbrellas by the back door, ready to enlist their function and beauty at a moment’s notice. Pretty soon the fountains and birdbaths will be overflowing, the ravine that wraps our property will be rushing, and the worms will be taking over the … More Have a Vintage Umbrella Ready!
Every March for the last 5 years I’ve started some grass seed on my bay window, in anticipation of selling it at the store to Easter and springtime-excited customers. The aroma of soil is good medicine when one cannot garden outside quite yet.
This summer, I tried something new. I planted a mix of succulents in all of my table top containers. I love trying new combinations of plants in my pots every year. Sometimes I’m happy with the result, sometimes not.
I got so mad the other day. Squirrels are burying their treasures in my new garden!
For the first summer ever in my gardening life, I decided to try out a collage of low succulents for my tabletop containers. I’ve loved the subtle textures and colors of these beauties for years, but haven’t been able to stomach their prices. But this year, at Lowe’s, a full display of their beautiful options, … More Succulent Love
As I sift through the mound of college brochures, I realize many of them claim to have “one of the most beautiful campuses” in the U.S. But after visiting Belmont University in Nashville, it’s got my vote!
My old store partner, Cheryl, and I used to play a little game together. We’d have this on-going challenge of saying to each other, “I bet you have more of _____ than me…” It was kind of weird, but comes with the territory when you’ve been hunting and gathering vintage goodies for as long as … More Flower Frogs
Once May 15 hits here in Minnesota, we are supposedly safe to plant, and I’ve been doing just that! Of course, at this early stage, my pots are not all full and beautiful, and definitely not picture-worthy. I even pinch all the flowers off, so they’ll work on their roots for awhile. So I thought … More Junk in the Pots!