The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

Right, lets talk about types of berries. Not the kind you eat, but the kind that provide tiny little detail…

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

My obsession with humongous white hydrangea blooms started many years ago. I was hooked when a vendor at my local…

Reclaiming the Garden & Re-designing the Veg Patch

Reclaiming the Garden & Re-designing the Veg Patch

  Hello, remember me? It has been a while. I think this is one of the the longest periods I’ve…

The Treehouse

The Treehouse

There are plenty of posts here about treehouses, but I recently realized that have I neglected to share much about…

Two Big Reasons Why Windows Matter To Your Garden

Two Big Reasons Why Windows Matter To Your Garden

Do you regularly wash your house windows? I have to admit – I’ve never. I’ve tried but it gets overwhelming…

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road…

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my…

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

School starts Wednesday and I am loosing my summer help.  ‘The help’ (a.k.a. my children) have been “working” for me…

Evaluating the Mustang Pivot Zero Turn Riding Mower by Troybilt

Evaluating the Mustang Pivot Zero Turn Riding Mower by Troybilt

Twelve years, five lawn mowers, five string trimmers, and two leaf blowers later, I think I can finally tell you…

How to Navigate the Nursery for Late Season Plant Shopping

How to Navigate the Nursery for Late Season Plant Shopping

It’s July and officially ‘late season’ for plant buying.  (Don’t worry! – you get another chance for regular season planting in…

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had…

Heavenly Scented Candles

Heavenly Scented Candles

I discovered something wonderful recently. I have long been a lover of essential oils… the right scent can really energize…

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root….

Spring is Here! (I think)

Spring is Here! (I think)

I’ve got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming – when in…

An Illustrated Guide to Exciting New Garden Vegetables

An Illustrated Guide to Exciting New Garden Vegetables

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a…

Give Good Garden Tools

Give Good Garden Tools

Have your ever noticed how tasks done with the right tools can often go from tedious and tiresome to enjoyable…

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing ‘Feathery Fall Fireworks’.  Once again, I hope this inspires…

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio,…

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