Herb Growers In Action

I have shown you lots of pictures of Herb Growers, but I haven’t really shown you the steps and what all is included.  Here is a little slide show to give you a better understanding of what is included and the steps. Before you watch please do not judge my slide show and/or video making […]

Sugared fruit, anyone?

It is definitely Winter.  We are not experiencing super cold weather this week, but it is dreary.  I was flipping through a Better Homes & Garden magazine earlier this week as I impatiently waited to take my glucose test and ran across this beautiful fruit arrangement. This arrangement can serve multiple purposes; it can add […]

Golden Rain Tree…a blooming beauty

The Golden Rain Tree is absolutely amazing.  This tree is native to eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson who received seeds from Madame de Tesse, a correspondent from France.  For more history on the plant visit,  http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/Golden_Raintree.htm My mom reminded me of this plant over the Thanksgiving holidays.  She […]

Fresh flowers add a little festivity

Fresh flowers are a great way to make your home a little more festive over the holidays. You can go with the African Violet which will last you well beyond the holidays.  They are somewhat persnickety, but they are pretty.  They like sunlight, but do not need direct sunlight.  And the soil should remain moist, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Sometimes we get so busy and so focused on our annual Thanksgiving traditions we forget what we are thankful for or to even be thankful.  We all have something to be thankful for.  Maybe it’s a best friend that is always there for us, family, health, a warm meal, a […]

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 […]

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 […]