This is growing on or in my oregano in pot on my deck. It is scary looking - I am guessing it is some sort of fungus. I don't even want to touch it, but I want to save my oregano!!!
Commented on Jun 21, 2012
This looks like the "Dog Vomit" slime mold - we had a bunch of it last year in a garden bed
that an a tree had been cut down and the trunk ground. Apparently the mold is especially attracted to decomposing mulch. It is harmless to plants, animals and humans; its even a food source in native american culture. Looks awful though :>
PATIO MAKEOVER! As a renter sometimes you are limited to what you can do to make your place feel like your own. Sometimes all you need to do is just ask your landlord. That's what we did with our patio makeover. He was fine with it and trusted our judgement. Heck, we added value to the place! We wanted to do it in an affordable way, so we used pavers and gravel. We are so pleased with the results! for more details you can visit my blog www.jennifersmentionables.wordpress.com
I am posting a picture of my home's exterior. I thought I could kind of match the shutter color to the grayest brick. Imagine my horror when the color just blended and looks like no
shutters at all. What do you think guys? I'm about ready to paint them black and see what happens. Red metal roof not helping either. Gimme a COLOR!
Commented on May 31, 2012
My goodness you have gotten a lot of feedback Melissa! :D I just wanted to let you know that
I thought your home adorable at first sight :> That brick is a really beautiful one - creating a very cozy, welcoming look. Love the red metal roof too! It add's that nice surpirse of architectural detail. I also think your front lawn (it's huge!) and pathway are beautiful and that ramp is *so* well done! Now, I am a lover of the cottage look and would encourage you to embrace it as you are well on your way. I would agree with some other's on here and suggest big, wide, bright, fresh white shutters (the hutter should look "real" enough to beable to cover one half of the window) - that will continue the frame of the window to help them have more substance (look to the windows with the trellis to see how beautiful and fresh and substantial it looks with the white) The white will also pick up on the white bits of brick and will help your home shine. Then add substantial window boxes (make sure they are the full width of the window). That will also help draw your eye up when other blooms in the garden have faded, and may be easier for you to tend - I have disabilities too and understand :>
I use this to water my plants. My husband hooked it up to the condensation line of the airconditioner. I have plenty of water in the hot summer to water most of my plants in the front yard. I think he is pretty smart.
I am trying to figure out what to do with this 100 year old carriage house in my backyard. It has a huge room with a huge sliding door on each side. I've included pictures of the house,
the rest of my backyard and the inside of the carriage house (please excuse the mess....I don't know what to do with all of this outdoor stuff). I am thinking some kind of covered eating area or hot tub destination...but it is rather far from the house. There are lights and electricity in all rooms of the house and off the main room is another room that has cabinets and and another room that is a horse stall. It is an awesome place but I need assistance on how to incorporate it into my landscaping! I'm in Alabama by the way. Help???!!!
Commented on May 31, 2012
Victoria, I *love* your beautiful home and I began to seriuosly grin and drool when I saw your
carriage house! So many good thoughts for you above and I like how your ideas are shaping up. My two cents worth: Do restore the structure - it will help to preserve it. That means do whatever needs to be done to the exterior too. I would most definately keep it simple and white wash the inside to open and brighten it up. The carriage house will be a destination for you from the main house, with the gardens between, and so it would be a lovely multipurpose hub: good for a getaway or garden party (does it leak?) a potting area with a sink - what a bonus!, a small kitchen w/sink, mini-fridge, microwave would be great for a snack or cool drink, a bathroom? A bathroom would be *very* handy out away from the house. I don't know how high the attic area is but a simple sleeping area would be nice but only if the carriage house were properely restored - don't want to be sharing guest quarters with critters :D Whatever you do, please keep us in the loop and updated!!! We're all dreaming now ..... ;>
I bought 3 trellises to fit the width of my bed and simply wired them together using picture hanger wire. I covered the wire with clear tape to protect the walls from scratches. It is currently just propped up behind the bed, but I may hang it on the wall at some point. #2012