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Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts

Top 15 Gardens in the USA

top 15 Gardens

Visiting the top 15 Gardens in the United States is something that every gardener wants to do, and I am no exception. 
I am not going to tout too many profound or descriptive adjectives to further their cause.

These gardens, speak for themselves.

Over 20 Shade Loving Perennials & Annuals

Over 20 Shade Loving Perennials  & Annuals

Hi friends. If you are like me, you are planning or doing research for your garden constantly. Being a gardener is a year round activity with very little down time.

Butterfly Attracting Plants

Top 15 Plants to attract Butterflies to your garden

Best Perennials to attract butterflies to your garden.

One of the things I do during down time away from the garden or during winter, is research on what new additions I want to add or new bugs I want to attract to my yard. 

I decided to put together the top 15 plants that you can sit back and watch butterflies flock to your yard and give you that feeling that only a true gardener knows.

Top Blog Posts for 2017

Hi guys! I wanted to share you some reflection I have been doing before 2018 hits. So below is a recap of my top 15 blog posts and the most viewed.

Fall Garden Tour

Garden Photos |

Garden Photos

Taking some pictures of my flowerbeds in Fall always inspires me for the next season.

I always have dreams of Spring blooms, fresh colors and new textures that are going to arise when the snow melts.


Gardening | 

Planting perennials in the garden on a budget.

Hi guys!

I am jumping right in to showcase a couple of quick changes I made in the garden. Just in time for Fall.

But next year this Ivory Halo Dogwood and the Ornamental Chives will be pure delight for this gardener!

Garden Art - Upcycling Chandelier

Garden Art | 

Creative uses for an old chandelier; turn it into garden art

The garden art chandelier I designed has been updated to have character, lighting and plants. Plus a little surprise. Some of the parts are interchangeable!


Trees |

How to buy and pick a tree.

Hi guys! I am happy to say we are still adding the fun touches to the backyard. This week I sat down and wrote out a list of pros and cons of trees and I hope I picked a good one for our backyard.

Making a list of things to avoid really helped, especially when you see how beautiful some of these trees are.

Yard Art - Trash to Treasure

yard art 

Yard art - trash to treasure in the garden

Hi guys. 

I thought I'd share another yard art project that we did for our front yard. Yard art is one way I like to add that artistic touch in my yard.

Watering Garden

Irrigation system | 

The best tips and tricks for using a soaker hose to irrigate your flower beds and shrubs.

Using an irrigation system to keep flower beds nice and watered is truly a learning process, so I thought I should share some of things I learned.

Gardening - Flowerbed Makeover

Gardening |


 Flowerbed makeover; a gardeners prerogative when things aren't bringing her the joy she wants.

New Garden Bed

Backyard Project

Hi Guys!

I prepped a new garden bed and added some new rustic goodness to the backyard, so I thought you'd appreciate an update.

Plus I can show ya'll some new salvage scores I got.

Garden Inspiration & Motivation

Home Gardening | 


A garden at home has become an oasis to me. Life can get so hum drum or hectic from one day to the next, that we as adults can forget what is important.

But for me, when I have spent a day weeding or digging in the dirt, I always end up sitting back and reflecting on my work.

Porch - Summer 2017

Porch | 


Sitting on my shaded front porch in summertime is one of my favorite ways to relax after a long day.

It's my zen place.

Backyard Reveal

Backyard |

Backyard - Budget patio makeover

I am calling this backyard makeover officially done! Using some DIY muscle, tenacity and good old fashioned will power, we took this barren backyard and turned into a spot that even on the hottest days, we will want to spend time in.

And on a budget too!

June Garden Tour

Garden | 


June is a gardeners favorite month. Ok, April through November are the favorites, but who is counting.


DIY a Backyard Fountain

A Do It Yourself water feature or fountain that can be done in hours for any type of yard and budget.

Creating a water fountain or water feature has been such a rewarding diy project. The sound it makes literally washes away the stress of the day.

So join me in this tutorial, where I walk you through how we made it.


Patio | 

Do It Yourself weekend project a new backyard patio using pea gravel

When I was dreaming of a backyard patio, I had several visions in my head. One stood out and I would call it timeless.

Backyard - Update 4

Backyard DIY Projects Part 4

Taking a shady barren backyard and making it a garden filled oasis one dollar at a time.

 Friday was a good day! Simply because I had free labor and everything went as planned.

Even better actually. My daughter and her BFF had some free time and asked if I had any projects that  I needed help with.

Backyard Update No. 2

Backyard Makeover on a Budget  

Backyard makeover on a budget

One day, one dollar, one hot day at a time. This budget backyard makeover is slow going, but it is making me so happy!

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