Using Plants & Flowers to Add that Special Touch

Today I am joining a great group of women, who are writing about blogging in their fifties. For me, my piece of wisdom is; trust your gut. Usually I find that if I like it, many others will too. One thing I like to do, is add that special touch to my home and gifts, through… [Read More]

Felt Flower Wreath Tutorial for Fall

I’ve been wanting to make flowers out of felt for a while now, and when I came across this pretty fall colored pack, I thought it would be perfect to make a felt flower wreath for our front door. Felt Flower Wreath Tutorial contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure… [Read More]

10 Long Blooming Plants You’ll Love

Today I’m sharing 10 long blooming plants that show off all season long. One is a shrub, but the rest are perennials, which means these plants will not only bloom for a long period, but should come back year after year.   Other good options for long blooming perennials are Rudbeckia, Campanula, Gaillardia, and Veronica…. [Read More]

10 Easy Summer Gardening Tips

I’ve been gardening in one form or another, all of my life. It always  surprises me that things that seem second hand nature to me, are not as easy for everyone. At least they don’t think so, but let me assure you that is it is very possible to a have great looking garden, without… [Read More]

Unique Planter Ideas

I’ve rounded up several unique planter ideas to inspire you this season. There are so many, from fun and whimsical, to fancy and practical. Rule of thumb: If it holds soil, and you can put a hole in it, then you can plant in it. These out of the norm planters, add tons of character and… [Read More]

Engaging Spring Ephemerals

Spring ephemerals are mostly perennial wildflowers that appear when the weather warms up, soaking up the sun before the trees and other plants have a chance to leaf out.  They grow rapidly, bloom and then go dormant, all in a period of six to eight weeks. I personally find them a welcome sight for sore… [Read More]

Missing Bee Mystery – The Buzz on Vanishing Bees

Have you heard about the missing bees? It seems that honeybees in the United States and Europe have been dying at an alarming rate. A condition called “colony collapse disorder,” or CCD has left beekeepers in a lurch. Why are Bees Vanishing? What’s Going On? It appears that pesticides, disease and weather are to blame according to… [Read More]