(Have you heard? Dept. 56 has a new line, Garden District, including a collection of wonderful fairies and fairy garden accessories called Enchanted Guardians! See how I displayed them in my own garden and enter the Dept.56 sweepstakes to win your very own!) * This post has been sponsored by Dept. 56 who provided me with the
For several weeks, our front porch has been the holding place for my gathering of spring bulbs, just waiting for the days to warm. Hardening off and adjusting to cool nights in a protected area have kept the blooms from bolting. Finally spring has arrived and I can start working in the garden again.
DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths I have been wanting to make hose wreaths for some time now. Unfortunately, all our garden hoses are in good shape, so I actually broke down and bought a 25 foot garden hose! It was held together with four large, black twist ties which I reused in the
I am all about using natural materials, making pretty things and spending little or no money doing it! Here’s a little project that would be a sweet gift or home accent for yourself. These wreaths made of dried plant materials can be colored to suit your decor or left as nature intended. Best
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Time to dream up some ways to make your family and friends feel extra special! Here are some suggestions from Our Fairfield Home and Garden and a give-away from Longfield Gardens! Cross Stitch a fragrant sachet or knit something warm for your loved ones. Remember that
It is a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit today, perfect for switching the winter windowboxes over for Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking up a design for these Valentine’s Day Windowboxes, my first order of business was to salvage the winter greens and keep it simple. Can you tell I’m not so crazy about the cold?
Our Fairfield Home and Garden has had a great year! Garden and home projects that look great, are economical and able to be done by the average person are our focus. Here are the readers’ favorites for 2014. Just wait. I have lots more up my sleeve for 2015! Number 1 of all Our
Make a Natural Holiday Bird Wreath Want to decorate naturally for the holidays and feed the birds, too? Mt. Cuba Center held a wonderful workshop on “Making Natural Holiday Wreaths Birds Will Love” and my friend and I were two of the happy participants. Under the tutelage of Donna Wiley and Bev Kostek, we all created our
Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes Using watering cans collected over the years, greens cut from our trees and shrubs and some little Dollar Store snowflakes, I put together our rustic winter windowboxes in about an hour. Because I am such an avid gardener, these winter displays suit me well and can stay up until
Love to make and give handmade gifts, watching your budget, or want to stay far from the maddening crowds this time of year? Well, here’s a little do-it-yourself gift project that has been just waiting for you! Vintage Button Wreath Ornaments that are pretty, nostalgic and easy to make. Get out that button box and
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