Using a Ladder as a Garden Trellis and Easy-to-Grow Flowering Vine

Using a Ladder as a Garden Trellis and Easy-to-Grow Flowering Vine

By mid August, the flowers in the garden are heat-stressed and looking a little tired (just like me...

Red Yucca (or False Yucca): a Gorgeous, Long-blooming Perennial!

Red Yucca (or False Yucca): a Gorgeous, Long-blooming Perennial!

Last Spring, while shopping for shrubs at one of our favorite nurseries, we came upon the most...

Knockout Roses, plus

Knockout Roses, plus

It's hard not to love a knockout rose. Disease resistant, profusely blooming, and vigorous growth....

Grow Clematis For A Gorgeous Burst Of Colour

Grow Clematis For A Gorgeous Burst Of Colour

I photographed these clematis vines in my gardens (at our former home and current home). Can you...

How to Create an Instant Rusty Can & Arrange  Flowers With Ease

How to Create an Instant Rusty Can & Arrange Flowers With Ease

I love flowers. I am obsessed with them. This year, I added lots of different types of flowering...

DIY Metal Air Plant Stand

DIY Metal Air Plant Stand

When I first heard of air plants I thought they were fake. How could a plant survive off of just...

Rustic Herb Gardens for $0 (but a Lot of Sweat!)

Rustic Herb Gardens for $0 (but a Lot of Sweat!)

I really wanted rustic herb gardens near the house. So, using things I'd found and saved, I came up...

Anatomy of a Cottage Garden

Anatomy of a Cottage Garden

I am a cottage style gardener. I use annuals, perennials, and junk. I like to add height and vary...

Planning & Planting My Front Yard Border 2014

Planning & Planting My Front Yard Border 2014

My front yard border is always planted with perennials and annuals, and is decorated with cool junk....

Beautiful Spring Perennials

Beautiful Spring Perennials

Take a tour of this stunning garden in the province of Nova Scotia, on the East coast of Canada and...

Hanging Succulent Planter

Hanging Succulent Planter

I am so excited because I'm joining some amazing ladies for a monthly challenge called "The Home...

5 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Home

5 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Home

Lavender grown in your backyard can be used in everything from dessert to beauty products...Not only...

Spring Flowerbed Project

Spring Flowerbed Project

For the past couple of years I just let the wildflowers and weeds, if you will, take over. So last...

How to Plant Your Very Own Cutting Garden

How to Plant Your Very Own Cutting Garden

Wouldn't it be awesome to have fresh cut flowers that you grew yourself? It's totally doable even...

Pretty Pink Peonies

Pretty Pink Peonies

I always look forward to the peonies blooming in the Spring. Although their flowers are short lived,...

Surrounded by Roses

Surrounded by Roses

We moved to a small rural town 10 years ago. We were looking for a fixer-upper. The last house we...

My Porch Garden

My Porch Garden

This is my much beloved porch garden I take pride in it for a very personal reason. Several years...

Landscaping Ideas: Ending the Summer Entertaining Season With a Splash

Landscaping Ideas: Ending the Summer Entertaining Season With a...

While Labor Day weekend (just two weeks away) is not the end of the outdoor season, it is the last...

Easy Air Layering to Propagate Roses Faster Than Cuttings

Easy Air Layering to Propagate Roses Faster Than Cuttings

We all love roses and propagating them is not only fun but easy as can be. Air Layering is a way to...

Sweet Painted Poinsettias

Sweet Painted Poinsettias

How many poinsettias would you think are sold in a year? You might be amazed to learn that over...

Creating a Colorful Oasis Under Challenging Conditions

Creating a Colorful Oasis Under Challenging Conditions

Part Three, COLOR:We live in high Mountain Desert, facing substantial challenges working with rocks,...

It is blooming!

It is blooming!

For all that wanted to see the Peruvian Scilla aka The belly button, it has started to bloom, in ...

DIY Valentine's Centerpiece

DIY Valentine's Centerpiece

Creating your own fresh flower centerpieces are easier than you think. Many grocery stores have all...

How to Grow Cleome

How to Grow Cleome

As a young plant, Cleome is a bit of an ugly duckling. The foliage is sometimes compared in...

Happy Mother's Day ~ Garden Tour

Happy Mother's Day ~ Garden Tour

Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful readers, I hope it is a lovely day for each and every one of...