As soon as the pumpkins of Halloween are heading to the dump, the Spruce Tips are filling up their spot in the outside garden area of your local store. Before the dirt freezes, it’s time to get your outside pots all pretty for the holiday season!
We are “chicken sitting” the next couple of weeks for our neighbors. Besides gathering fresh eggs every morning and keeping an eye out for the pesky foxes and coyotes that would like an easy dinner, I have access to a whole other yard-full of flowers! And a veggie garden to boot! And one of my … More Color Block your Garden Bouquets for Visual Impact
About this time of mid-summer, my gardens start looking like a jungle. I love how the flowers are blooming like crazy, but the weeds are trying to compete. And when the humidity and temps are high, the last thing I desire is to go out and pull them! Hence, the jungle styled garden.
Do you have a windowsill near your kitchen sink? I think this little display area in a home can be one of the most satisfying spaces to decorate in your entire house.
As I roamed my yard this week after a fresh rainfall, I admired all the prettiness unfurling from it’s long winter nap. The birds were chirping, happy with their easily acquired breakfast in the driveway and the fragrance of sweet smelling spring flowers filled the air. I began to ponder on the idea that gardening … More Reflections on Gardening and Mothering, plus 5 Features to Add to your Garden!
April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, despite that we still have some showers hanging around, I am busting out the flowers this May Day! I didn’t create any cute May Day baskets to hand on anyone’s door this year, but I can show you how to get the biggest bang for your buck when … More Get a Big Bang from your Box Store Bouquet
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.