I have a new-found respect for floral designers. A well-earned one I might add. Just over a year ago, I was honored to say yes to Heather’s request to do the flowers for her wedding. The catch is, Heather was marrying my son, Kevin. That makes me the mother of the groom. It was very . . . → Read More: Achieving Centerpiece – Wedding Flowers From The Garden
I really really like my garden, Mike’s dahlias, our koi. But I’ve got to tell ya, none of it comes anywhere close to loving grandkids. So sure this is a garden blog, but today I have to show you what John & Heather and the kids did. Its a cardboard castle! Pretty cool huh?
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Other people leave town; then they come back home to that which is comfortable and familiar. I leave town, and Mike considers that an opportunity to tear the place apart.
Case in point. I went to visit my friend Regine for a few days many years ago. I came home to no kitchen. Cabinets out. . . . → Read More: We Have A Patio!
Here’s an easy idea for your yard in winter – display the sled. In our case, that meant Mike had to climb up into the deep dark recesses of the far corner of that attic, drag it down, and carry it to the yard. That’s ok. He had a few Christmas cookies to wear off, . . . → Read More: Winter Interest – The Sled
I’m thinking it is time to start my Christmas shopping. After all, today is December 20th. I did take care of the important people – the grandkids. They were easy. Allie is 3 and loves crafts, just like Grandma. So I went on Pinterest and searched for preschool crafts. I printed out some pictures and . . . → Read More: Last Minute Gift For The Gardener – Order Dahlia Tubers
A garden distinctly marks the passage of time. Kind of like life, with people growing and shining, and sadly over time, gone. We are experiencing this in both our garden walk and life walk in pronounced ways. Dahlias gone, mums shining, Linda failing, grandchildren shining.
In the category of ‘gone’, we have the dahlias. Mike’s . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – For Everything There Is A Season
Doing something over-the-top nice for someone is so much fun. It is especially fun when they aren’t expecting it. Linda expected us to come over to clean up her garden a bit. She didn’t expect us to come with 2 carfuls of plants. She did not expect her yard to be transformed. I bet . . . → Read More: We Made Linda’s Day!
Pinkeye and invasive plants have something in common – you don’t want to share them. Any more details on Pinkeye would constitute TMI, so let’s just say having it this weekend did keep me away from the grandchildren, but did not keep me out of the garden. There I spent the afternoon dealing with invasive . . . → Read More: Low Maintenance – Out With The Invasive, In With The New Hydrangeas