DIY Project : Plant pokes from vintage salt & pepper shakers

You know those vintage salt and pepper shakers that your great auntie gave you? That’s right, the ones you can’t part with but cringe every time you see them in the china cupboard? Dust them off and repurpose those shakers as whimsical plant “pokes” that you can enjoy! All you need for this project is

Wow! 3,000 site visits … thank you for the warm welcome

Thank you! Thank you! The warm welcome received by Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s new website and blog has just been overwhelming! Our website is just three weeks old today, but thanks to you lovely followers on Pinterest, HomeTalk and Facebook, we reached our goal of 3,000 site visits in three weeks! Celebration Time! It seems like

See what is blooming today in my garden…

I was strolling through my garden this morning, cutting a few things back here and dead-heading there. It is amazing how quickly the summer has gone by. August is here already and the heat and humidity have started to take their toll on our plantings. Not to mention we have had very little rain recently!

Glut of Tomatoes? Make Gazpacho with Rosemary & Leek Focaccia!

Have you noticed how you wait and wait for the tomatoes to ripen and, then suddenly, you have buckets of them all at once? What do you do with a glut of tomatoes? Make Gazpacho! Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup that originated in the Spanish culture. I am particularly fond of the Gazpacho recipe

DIY Project : Make Your Own Birdbath !

Recently, I wrote a post on using odds and ends  around the house and shed to assemble a five-minute bird bath. It was quite a hit with the shabby-chic crowd, but some folks want a newer, neater look. So here it is! This project took a total of three hours to complete, but about half

Featured Artist : HollyBeth Anderson, Artisan Herbalist

You know that wonderful scent of lavender that is given off as you gently brush by a shrub? Somehow HollyBeth Anderson has captured that exact aroma in her all-natural hand cream. I couldn’t stop holding my hands up and inhaling the sense of nature at my fingertips! This wonderful cream is only one of her

Field Trip : The Unusual and Romantic Gardens of Chanticleer

One of the most unusual and romantic public gardens I have seen, Chanticleer, was the destination of our recent field trip.  This former estate in a residential area of Wayne, Pennsylvania, features seven distinct gardens, each designed, planted and kept up by an individual horticulturist/gardener. Because of this diversity, visiting Chanticleer provides the impression of


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