There is nothing like the beauty of a garden you built from scratch to give you amazing curb appeal as well as a huge sense of accomplishment. ...
Taking this barren sand dune of a backyard to an outdoor space where we can lounge, eat and maybe even enjoy a nap is getting closer and closer. ...
Having a nice privacy screen in our backyard is really coming in handy to block the view we don't want to see. That's the bonus of creating the perfect privacy screen. ...
One day at a time we have been working in the backyard. Trying to create a space that on our worst day, we want to spend time in. ...
Garden Tour with gorgeous Spring tulips. My favorite time of year, especially in the Spring, is when my tulips bloom. Last year I planted over 50 and so far they are not disappointing me! ...
After having my entire backyard re-graded, I  needed to create an oasis on a budget. And fast! ...
Garden Bed Ideas |  I try to showcase my garden beds at least 5 times a year. Well this year I decided to start the season off by using a new color mulch and also to give a tour before all those gorgeous blooms start showing up.  So you can really see the layout and design.  ...
Top ten gardening tips and chores to do that will get your garden off to a great start every Spring. Every Spring I have certain tasks or chores that need to get done in order for me to be able to garden with ease. So I thought I'd share them with you.  ...
Lets have a picnic shall we? I feel like some laughs, some great food and let's invite spring into it too shall we? So if a bunny or two shows up, we'll have plenty of entertainment. ...
Backyard Patio & Landscape Ideas Photo by Schmechtig Landscapes The last couple of years we have had such plumbing issues with sump pumps that our backyard really took some hits. I mean big, ugly, 20 tons of sand, hits.  ...
DIY Projects |  Hi guys! I have been enjoying a couple days off from posting on the blog. Truth be told I had planned on just doing the link party this Sunday and then hitting it again next week with posting twice a week. ...
Best Indoor Houseplants to grow in Winter   I spent a lot of time outside this past year, doing a lot of updates to my front yard and backyard. So I am going tino full prepared mode to be absolutely delighted when snow starts falling this winter. But one things always happens a week after the Holidays are over. ...
Hello friends!  Based on my actions over the weekend, I pondered if I should rename my blog. ...
The good, the bad and the ugly. A fall garden in transition when shrubs & flowers have been transplanted. Seems like sometimes gardening is full of "I should Have's"  or  "I need To's". ...
Have you ever had one purchase help everything fall into place when you're decorating? If you are a frequent flyer on my blog then you know that last year it took me two weeks to get my front porch decorated. I kept changing things, to the point of exhaustion and a drained camera battery! ...
Curb Appeal using a Cottage Style Garden August is here in the garden. Summer is going by so fast, I feel like I should give it a speeding ticket! ...
Succulents Succulents are such a popular and easy to care for plant these days, I admit to going a bit overboard in buying my share. I have found many decorative uses indoors as well as outdoors. However, I do live in a freeze / thaw climate and snow generally is not a succulents best friend. So I decided to do some research and find out  ...
Summer easy to care for perennials Let's take a tour and see how my zone 5 garden is handling this summer heat wave we have been getting. Indiana has been getting 90's temperatures with high humidity and some of my poor flowers are starting to show it. ...
July Blooms - Garden Inspiration and Ideas I wanted to share a couple of perennials that I have in my garden, that give me a lot of blooms, for very little work or care.  ...