Dried Citrus Ornaments: Natural Holiday Beauty

So many people loved the dried orange slice garland project, so I thought I’d make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate the house this Christmas. This took a little trial and error, but in the end they turned out really nice. I tried lemons, limes, oranges and clementines. The orange and clementines worked out the best,… [Read More]

A Garden Lovers Gift Guide for 2016 Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year again, and in honor of Cyber Monday, I’m helping out with some inspiration from the gardening realm. This garden lovers gift guide lists some new, and a few tried and true favorites, for your shopping pleasure.   Bonus: I’m linking up with a bunch of other blogger friends who have curated their… [Read More]

Easy Front Door Swag for the Holidays

We all love wreaths, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up, and use something new for our front door decor. This year, instead of making wreaths, I’m making a front door swag for each of our double doors. We just had a fir tree cut down in the back yard. I was so sad to… [Read More]

18 Ways to Decorate with Fresh Evergreens

Fresh evergreens are commonly used for making wreaths for the holidays.  This group of tutorials will give you some fantastic ideas and techniques, to make your front door the prettiest on the block. If you have evergreens growing in your backyard you can easily cut a few branches to use in your decor. Many big box… [Read More]

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How to Make A Dried Hydrangea Basket

A great way to make use of a large bounty of hydrangea blooms, is to gather them into a pretty display basket. After all, it’s a shame to waste so many beautiful flowers. They are easy to dry, and last a long time. Easy, quick and basically free, those are the best projects, and I think… [Read More]

DIY Crate to Rolling Plant Stand Tutorial

During the winter I haul my Meyer Lemon tree from the dining room to the kitchen sink to water it. This is getting to be quite an effort, especially as the plant grows. Watering the tree in the sink allows me to drench the plant weekly, or even bi-weekly during the fall and winter. Over watering,… [Read More]

Fall Gardening – 5 Steps to Consider When Bringing Your Plants Inside for the Winter

If your temperatures outside are regularly dipping below 60 degrees, it’s time to start thinking about bringing plants inside for the winter. I usually bring in my ferns, begonias, and scented geraniums, and this year, I will be bringing a dwarf Meyer lemon tree that currently has 12 lemons on it. They are all still… [Read More]