Orchids

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this cooler weather.  It brings on the feeling of fall/winter.  Today we are going to address a question from Crista. Here goes…Hope you don’t mind my question but I need help with my orchid. The stem is going brown and it’s not blooming. Ideas? […]

Perk up those fresh cut flowers a little longer

We all love fresh cut flowers and as we are moving into the holiday season will probably be enjoying them a little more.  I recently read in Good Housekeeping that if you put a penny and a pinch of sugar into the vase of fresh water your flowers will be perkier longer.  I have in […]

Tis the season to give back

Throughout the year I frequently put on my mental to do list that we should schedule a family weekend to give back to the community.  Maybe habitat for humanity, adopt a family, serve food at a homeless shelter, etc.  However, it seems like the weekends book up and the year flies by and then it […]

How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

It’s vine time!

Calgon take me away…For those of you that remember this commercial please make note that it does not work in real life.  What a week this has been…Sunday=man backs into car, Tuesday=car has flat tire, Wednesday/Thursday=baby has pink eye and sinus infection.  All that said, I am thankful it is Friday and I can wipe […]

How do you discipline a young toddler?

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying the weather.  It is starting to feel like fall.  I don’t love the time change, but the weather is great. If you have a 16 to 24 month old you will probably relate to this.  Now that Nicholas is 16.5 months he definitely […]

An odd shaped planter and grass that won’t grow

Happy Monday Everyone!  I apologize for my late start today.  Today I will be answering a couple questions from Donna. “My planter by my front door is an L shape and I never know what to plant there or do with it. Second, I can never get the grass to grow right under my big […]

The Plant Divide

We talked previously about Fall being a great time to plant, it is also a great time to divide.  You can divide new plants you just bought or plants already in your garden.  Don’t be afraid to divide.  You can make your plants go so much farther and share them with friends.  Just keep in […]

Baby Products Galore

If you haven’t already noticed you soon will that the amount of baby products available is overwhelming.  The first time my husband and I walked into Babies R Us we turned around and walked right back out.  After that I decided to reach out to my friends with babies and get advice from them regarding […]

You ask…why hen and chix?

Today is my Grandmother’s 98th BIRTHDAY!  And she is the reason for my love of hen and chicks.  I remember as a child outside my grandparent’s back door there was a flowerbed and on the edge of that flowerbed there was this random metal tub with very little dirt and inside that tub there were […]