During this exceptionally hot, dry summer it has been more important than ever to make sure the birds have water sources. This stacked stone bird bath project is the latest in my “use what you have” repurposing ventures. After building the fire pit this summer, I had about a wheelbarrow full of stone left over
More years ago than I would like to admit, someone shared the recipe for this quick bread with me. It is the perfect way to use up extra fruits or vegetables rather than wasting them. It is called ” A to Z Bread ” because you can, pretty literally, think of a fruit or vegetable
Just ten minutes away from our home is a little jewel of a garden at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, in Wilmington, Delaware. Open to the public, this garden exemplifies green growing practices and shows how you can make a little space seem large. Come along for a quick tour of the grounds. Keep in
Recently, Len and I got up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday to hit the yard sales. Much to my delight, at the first home I stumbled across a pottery strawberry pot for only fifty cents! Well, long story short, I had a nice chat with the genial homeowner and toted my prize
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
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
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!
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
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
Come take a relaxing stroll with me and admire the new July blooms in our Fairfield garden. If you would like to see more of my garden journal of photos, please visit Seasonal Blooms: Summer.
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