Sorry, this isn’t a review of the movie, but the last four days we’ve kinda felt like we were living in the movie. Last Thursday the rain began, then came the cold front, then came the sleet, then the subfreezing temps. We woke up the next morning and found that we were wrapped in aContinue reading “Frozen”

straddling the fence {rustic garden}

I believe his exact words were: “I found a ladder and brought it home for you” I can’t be sure though…he lost me at ladder as my mind begin to embrace this new addition to my little rustic garden My husband is my superhero! I’ve…we’ve been looking for old wooden ladders for years.  We seeContinue reading “straddling the fence {rustic garden}”

vintage galvanized tool box planter {rustic garden}

We pulled into the parking lot knowing that my favorite eclectic junk shop was closed, but it was time for a stretch after hours on the road.  Besides there is always plenty of good junk to pick through outside the shop, no need to go inside….all the good junk is always outside. I saw whatContinue reading “vintage galvanized tool box planter {rustic garden}”

dirt rich and cash poor {making the most out of what you have}

Since we’ve added a couple of flower beds around our pool, we have a lot of rich dirt just needing some plants, but unless you hit the sales, buying plants and flowers for large areas is a little pricey. Do you ever wish you could just go out and blow your whole budget in oneContinue reading “dirt rich and cash poor {making the most out of what you have}”

Pinterest inspired plantings

A little of this, a little of that… that’s what I was saying as I walked through my house picking up things to put dirt in.  I saw some wonderful succulent container ideas on Pinterest last week, one container in particular caught my eye because I had the same container in my stash.  Mine isContinue reading “Pinterest inspired plantings”

Some of the COLOR in my yard…and one STRANGE looking something!

too funny. the silver leaf maple tree has been cut down for two months. this huge log is just laying in my backyard. apparently it has other plans. do not plant these trees close to your house.  the magic of morning dew drops on “purple heart wandering jew” lovely bloom from my “Dalina Midi Hawaii”Continue reading “Some of the COLOR in my yard…and one STRANGE looking something!”

Succulent Photography

One afternoon my daughter and I went plant shopping for some plants that were needed for another blog post I wrote called Bead Gardening.We soon found out that we both love the selection of succulents we spotted at our local garden center. I was very thankful that I had a budget to stick to asContinue reading “Succulent Photography”

Everything’s Coming Up Daylilies…

I love Daylilies…they begin to peak through the soil every spring. You can almost imagine they’re yawning and stretching their beautiful green foliage up out of the ground…if we listen maybe they will say “hello spring…were back!” Although I am not an avid gardener I do love to plant and nurture what I have. IContinue reading “Everything’s Coming Up Daylilies…”