After finding two chairs at the curb, I decided it was time to whip up some chair planters and keep them out of the landfill! Chair planters are one of the easiest garden accents you can make: just a chair, some paint, a jigsaw and a potted plant are all you need. Follow these easy
Recently, my husband and I traveled to Eugene, Oregon to see our new grandbaby and his parents! Unfortunately, when I booked airline tickets back in February, I had no idea that June is when national and international track and field events converge there. Because my daughter and her husband have a tiny house, we chose
How To Make A Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box Who would take a friend’s wood scraps from their laundry room makeover? Me, that’s who! I am always looking for materials for low or no-cost projects. I figured this wood from a house built in the 1940’s was perfect for making a rustic Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box.
Spring is now officially here, because my friend and I have made the first trek to our favorite Lancaster County greenhouses in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. We started out at Lone Pine Nursery, which is Amish-owned and operated, on a family farm. Not only do you find wonderful plants at bargain prices, the ladies of the family
Although I wouldn’t like to live without the conveniences of gas, electric and cable television, I couldn’t stand the ugly meters and wires on the side of our home. It is a “No Dig Zone” there so the idea of planting a bush was out. Building a lattice structure came to mind, but I wanted
(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
When you are planting bulbs in the fall, do you find yourself scratching your head trying to remember where you needed a few more of this or that? The remedy is actually quick and easy, and I cannot believe it took me all these years of gardening to figure it out! Just plant
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.
What an amazing sight to find the Jade Vine (strongylodon macrobotrys) blooming in the Longwood Gardens conservatory this week! This waxy flower is such an intense turquoise blue, it looks almost artificial. A woody ornamental vine that grows in the fast-disappearing Philippine rainforests, Jade Vine is in the legume family. Bats pollinate it in the
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