November 19, 2014

Succulent Love: Brown Thumbs Unite!

Aug29
Decorating throughout the home with small succulents

It was my first apartment and someone gifted me a lovely potted plant. There were a few varieties planted in the base and soon, they all died, except for one. I couldn’t identify it, but I knew it was not […]

Easily Divide Hosta and Daylilies (and have free plants for life)

May28
Follow these simple tips and have free plants for life

For the last few months, we’ve been tackling just a bit of our backyard bedlam. Just to make you all feel better about your yard, I showed you just how aggressively the weeds had taken over. I shared that the […]

Our Son’s Surprise Landscaping Present to Me

May12
The process of making a swinging bed

A few weeks ago, I shared about some of our landscaping challenges and asked for your input on favorite flowers etc. Thank you so much. I have taken note and continue my list because there’s just nothing that brings such […]

Landscape Challenges, Request for Advice and a Coupon

Apr10
First blooms of spring

While completely uprooting this city-suburban girl and moving her to the country some seventeen years ago created a fair share of bedlam moment stories, it also created beautiful more ones than I ever deserved. Yes, I’ve “almost” acclimated to country […]

Beautiful Creativity: Fall Flowers Planted in a Pumpkin

Oct11
planting mums in pumpkins

Last Saturday, some brand new friends joined our family for dinner. As they walked through the door, arms extended, they offered us a precious momento of true Southern Hospitality – this beautiful fall mum. It was such a gracious sentiment. […]

My Garden is Finally Planted: Organic or Not?

May16
Organic Gardening

I finally have my garden planted and with over 100 plants, I am beginning to think I may be too lazy for this huge endeavor.

Are you Ready for Planting Season? (plus sample giveaway)

Mar16
cabbage in garden

Are you ready for planting season? It’s unbelievable to think I am already planning my garden. My desire is to be more self sustaining on our homestead.

How is Your Garden Growing? Tasty Tuesday

Jun21
blackberry picking

Typically, it’s about this time of year when I lose all desire to care for my garden. I mentioned before that I tripled my garden size, which felt so productive in the spring, but now is when reality sets in […]

It’s Gardening Time: Starting Seeds Indoors

Mar28
starting seeds indoors2

It’s hard for me to think about gardening when it snowed in NC today, and yet it was 80 degrees just last week. But even with crazy weather, every one can get a jump start on gardening season by starting […]

How is Your Garden Growing?

Jul20
brocolli in garden

One of my goals this year is to be a bit more self sustaining. I love the concept of it, but somehow the reality of it isn’t syncing up with my dream of “Little House on the Prairie” living. For […]

Spring Blooms…

Mar27
dafoldills blooming_opt

Finally, the sun’s rays peaked through the clouds with the last hint of frost’s chill callously clinging to the branches. Our homestead’s first day of spring blooms greeted the morning – just a few sprinkled haphazardly throughout our lot line. […]

Growing Asparagus Plants in My Garden

Jun4

It’s this time of year when the first fruits of my garden (or literally vegetables) are coming to fruition. When I go to water my precious plants, I still have a spring in my step and I haven’t been burned […]