My husband went to pick up some blinds for our windows and saw these on sale at Lowes. I always wanted them but found them expensive. Anyways, what is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas? It seems you have to treat them in the same manner.
Commented on Aug 31, 2012
You need to plant Rhododendrons under trees or in shade. They can't stand in water so plant
them in a mound or high for good drainage. They're beautiful, good luck with them and enjoy.
A cute little distressed table to add a little bit of color to the room. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get this look, find the full tutorial on my blog: http://cherishedbliss.com/2012/06/ascp-table...
Commented on Jul 29, 2012
Oops.......I should have checked out your site before I asked that question. Sorry.
With the heat ruining most of our flowers, the only beautiful color left in the yard being the Caladium, I needed a way to help keep them standing tall so I picked 3 different colors and used drinking straws to help assist me. Instead of throwing them out, save some and reuse them. It just happens that I have red accents in my kitchen so these were perfect for me...but you can find them in many different colors.
Commented on Jul 23, 2012
Wow, Jeanette, you're my kind of gal. Why didn't I think of that. I've got Caladiums too and
Our bedroom windows in our older house feature three rectangular windows (which have replacement inserts)that are in a tight bank with the center window being taller. I have struggled with the issue of window treatments and have settled on wide white faux venetian blinds, which I do like. However, I would like to soften them with some sort of fabric treatment but I am stymied by the style. Is there a name for this style? Any brilliant ideas for window treatments? PS I can sew!!
Commented on Jul 21, 2012
I see more and more room redos with no window treatments. I'm thinking of doing away with
mine in my livingroom/dining room and master bedroom. I don't have any in my guestroom and kind of like it that way. BTW: I love the colors you're using.
Since I'm a new gardener (and am making this up as I go) I expect to make a log of changes. I've already thought about what I should do to improve for next year. I've added a few plants and moved a few around. Suggestions are welcome.
Commented on Jul 16, 2012
I keep a "Gardening Journal" noting what grows well and what does not. Since I can't remember
from one year to the next, I rely on my garden notes. In late fall I put white plastic knives with the plant names written on them in the ground to remind me where my perennials are. You're smart to plan ahead Michelle.
Being on a fixed income I couldn't afford regular patio curtains, so I bought 2 white water-resistant shower curtains at Family Dollar and spray painted them. for 25% of the cost. I now have shade and have dressed up the front of my 70 year-old house.
Commented on Jul 16, 2012
You're a smart lady Linda. I would have never thought of it.