Growing Microgreens: An Easy Harvest in Just 10 Days

I decided to try growing microgreens as a fun winter gardening project. It’s a little too soon for seed starting in my area, so why not grow some indoor greens to harvest. I remember tasting bean sprouts as a kid and I never really liked them. However, I realized that microgreens taste nothing like bean sprouts…. [Read More]

$100 Bedroom Makeover Challenge – Week 2

Welcome back to week 2 of the $100 bedroom makeover challenge. This week’s update will use a good chunk of the budget, and show you a fun and easy way to decorate a wall for next to nothing. $100 Bedroom Makeover Challenge – Week 2 this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read… [Read More]

2017 Plants of the Year: Great Choices for the Garden

The 2017 plants of the year are some of the best places to get ideas for new plants. These are plants that each garden association choose every year. The great part is, they are typically some of the easiest most versatile plants you can grow in the garden.  2017 Plants of the Year I have been… [Read More]

Maidenhair Fern: A Hard to Kill Houseplant

One of my favorite plants is the maidenhair fern. Though there are many species of maidenhairs, I particularly like Adiantum capillus-veneris for it’s arching delicate fronds and the contrasting dark, almost black wiry stems. Many say that this plant is only hardy to zone 7a, but I do grow it in my 6a garden. It’s somewhat… [Read More]

Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the Holidays

You can find them everywhere this time of year, and though they do come in many pretty shapes and sizes now, the average poinsettia in a pot can be a little boring. Why not make a poinsettia arrangement for the holidays by cutting the flowers and placing them in a vase? Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the… [Read More]

Wood, Candle, Cranberry and Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece

A simple 2 x 10 piece of pine from home depot, is the base for this simple wood, candle, cranberry and fresh evergreen centerpiece.  Having a pretty centerpiece on the dining room table is something I love to create, especially at the holidays. In the summer, flowers from the garden are a must, but at… [Read More]

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]