Field Trip: Creating a Beautiful Fall Floral Arrangement in a Pumpkin at The DCH

Last month, I had such fun making an apple basket arrangement in Emily Smith’s  Delaware Center for Horticulture workshop that I signed up again! This time Emily had little orange pumpkins ready for us, already cleaned out! She had pre-selected flowers, greens and fillers to represent the glorious fall colors for this sweet little “Pumpkin

Getting Into the “Spirit” of Halloween ~insert spooky music here~

Almost mid-October and there’s a nip in the air, must be time to decorate for Halloween! This has to be one of my favorite holidays of all. Len and I love sitting out on the porch swing handing out candy to visiting Trick or Treaters and admiring all their costumes and finery.  Mostly it is

Field Trip : Gourds Galore and Norman, the Pot-Bellied Pig, at Marini’s Market

If you’re in a funk that summer is over and want to get in the mood for Fall, drop in to Marini’s Market on Veale Road in North Wilmington, Delaware! Their official mascot, Norman, will grunt a hello and ask for a scratch behind his ears before you do your shopping. Fond of dog cookies,

Our Fairfield Home & Garden Welcomes Fall

Fall has arrived in Our Fairfield Garden! The nights are cool now and the mornings brisk. After seeing my breath early in the day , I scamper about trying to get the houseplants and tender perennials back inside. Nightfall is here way too early and soon will be earlier  as Daylight Savings Time robs another

Field Trip : See Over 36 Fairy Garden Homes at Gateway Garden Center’s Fairy Fest

Just for fun (which I have been having a lot of lately!), my good friend, Renee’ and I traveled over to Hockessin, DE  this weekend to Gateway Garden Center for their annual Fairy Garden Festival. What a great idea this was! Folks from all over the area built different fairy dwellings and placed them throughout

Field Trip : Join Me on a Taste Test of Wild & Ornamental Plants at TheDCH

If I ever land on “Survivor”, I want Aubree Davis by my side to reveal what wild things are good to eat! A life-long naturalist who works for the American Public Gardens Association, Aubree can create a feast out of roots, seed pods and weeds that you wouldn’t believe! Not only did she tell us

DIY Project : Arrange Your Own Fall Apple Harvest Basket

Want to feel like a kid again, play and make something beautiful, too? Sign up for one of Emily Smith‘s monthly floral arranging workshops at the Delaware Center for Horticulture and join the fun! This month, Emily demonstrated how to create a wonderful Apple Harvest Basket and then turned us loose to make our own.

DIY Project : Flower Baskets for a quick pop of color in the garden!

This is a tough transition time in the garden; not cool enough yet for the colorful mums, pumpkins, ornamental cabbage and gourds, yet you want to keep some garden interest going in the meantime. This weekend, I went to a garage sale and bought two baskets for $1.50 and decided to make flower baskets for my


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