The impact of your footprint

Do you know what the impact of your footprint is? I didn’t until about five minutes ago.  I try to make good decisions,  I recycle, I turn the lights off, I try not to let the water run too long.  On the other hand, I don’t take public transportation, we travel, we eat meat and […]

I made a succulent wreath…

I am so excited to say that I made a succulent wreath.  I actually made two of them!  Needless to say I am a tiny bit proud of myself.  Now, if I can keep them alive. Every year we do Christmas with two other families and this year I decided to make something.  I try […]

Love me some planters

Since we have been talking about Spring cleaning, here are some planters I want to share.  I hope these beauties give you some inspiration going into the weekend.  Heck, give me some inspiration.  I have three shrubs I want to dig up and move, but have been procrastinating because it is going to be HARD […]

Is Trash Treasure?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist. It was bulk trash pick-up in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago, and I really started noticing the things people throw away.  Everything from toys, flower pots, electronics, furniture, building materials and the list goes on…  It struck me how many resources (labor, money, natural resources) went into […]

Herb Growers, The Perfect Gift

It is Spring and it is time to think about gifts that are Spring like. These are Natural Herb Growers with a chalk label. You can write the herb or a name with chalk, chalk crayons or chalk markers. They are $8.95 plus tax and shipping if you are not local. It includes pot and […]

Easter Tradition

Growing up in my family, our Easter tradition was to make an Easter nest out of fresh flowers, preferably wildflowers.  I’m assuming it is a German tradition, but I will have to get back to you on that.  It was fun! We would go out the Saturday before Easter and make our little Easter nest […]

Thrifty and Green Gardening

Gardening does not have to break the bank.  I am a huge believer in sharing plants.  Just follow these three simple steps: Dig it up, split it up and share it. When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it.  Now, if it is a weed – […]

The Guest Room Challenge

Here I go, RANDOM!  Have you ever stayed the night in your guest room and used the amenities you have in place for your guests?  My guess is no. Now, I completely understand there is a fine line between a little comfort that your guests are still ready to go home, and not too much […]

Out with the old, in with the new

I am so excited that my friend, Ginny, let me be a part of updating her flower beds.  Because I am a complete lawn Geek, it made my year. Now, her lawn looked great to start, but she wanted a fresh look.  She (her husband and father-in-law) removed the line of shrubs – they blocked […]

Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]