Hi! I have been spending every spare minute I can with friends and gardening, plus Greg of course. I have missed you all, but it sure feels nice to spend time with good people and have fun! I have been wanting to redesign the front yard a bit for quite a while now so 2 weeks ago i pulled the plug and we started relocating things and buying new shrubs to fill the holes I made by taking stuff out. I tried to document as much as possible by video, which is my new hobby. So if you'd like to see what I am up too a lot quicker, you may want to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Lately it seems easier to post a video then to keep up with all the new SEO requirements and new dashboard blogger has. It isn't giving me any issues, I just hate change. Anyway, here's a link to my latest video. Enjoy! Random Gardening Projects...
Hi! I know you probably think I have forgotten about Blogging but I have actually been spending so much time with friends and outside gardening that is has kind of taken a back seat. Also, I am starting to move forward a bit and do more videos on Youtube and Instagram. Maybe my tastes are changing? I spent a bit more time on this video and it is a much longer one, it is a full garden tour both front yard and back...so please hop on over to Youtube to watch it. It's free to watch! July Garden Tour - The good, the bad and the ugly! ...
Hi everyone! It's hot outside and I have been spending every second I can in my Garden or with my friends, either in their garden or doing Community Gardening in our County. But I did manage to get some video of my backyard and how it's looking.  Here is Part 1 - please head over to Youtube and check it out! Summer Backyard Video Tour - Part 1 ...
How to use plants or trees for privacy Hi friends! I was going to name this post "What to do when you're neighbor is a big jerk" but Google says only 67 million people search for articles like that.  So I switched it up to how to use plants for privacy. Plus maybe being a little less bitchy about what a stranger does with his own property sounds like I take the high road. More then I actually do. ...
Backyard Patio and Garden Tour Hi Garden friends! Where oh where do I start? I have been wanting to show you all the updates around the yard, but trying to keep it pristine, weed free and free of dog poo is a full time job. ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden walk - House 5 Hi garden friends! Well this is it, the last house on the Lake County Garden Tour. If you are a fan of the color red, you are going to love this home.  ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk - House 4 Hi Garden friends! Welcome to part four of the Lake County Master Garden Walk in Northwest Indiana. This beautiful garden I am about to show you was tucked into a serene and thought out neighborhood, and the homeowner was as sweet as could be! ...
Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk - House 3 Welcome friends! I hope you're ready for the third house on my Lake County Master Garden Tour. Just to do a quick recap, there were approximately 8 houses on the tour and I made it to 5, so 3 were skipped by me due to parking issues, heat and a hungry tummy. ...
Lake County Master Garden Walk - House 2 This is the second home on the Lake County Indiana Master Garden Walk that I got to tour and it was the one that stands out the most to me. Take a tour with me and hopefully the attention to color, detail and texture will come across the camera lens as it did in person. ...
Hot and steamy would describe the weather here in Indiana on the porch. Hot like Florida, the southern state I used to call Home. So I am bringing southern flair to this yankee state, whether they like it or not. To match the southern heat they're giving me. ...
Hi Friends, Here is the video I promised of the front garden bed. ...
Hi friends! Greg and I spent the entire day yesterday outside and it felt great. He did a quick diy project for me by making a firewood holder and I dug dug dug in the dirt. I moved things, I planted things and I fed the dog treats. ...
The garden is starting to fill in and is starting to really look good. All the rains we have been getting is paying off for us. ...
I have spent almost every free minute in the flower beds for the past 2 months and it has given me such a perspective on how varying color and texture really matter in the garden. So, I'm hoping these pictures will help and also show you some of the progress I have made this season so far. ...
You know one key ingredient that it takes in any project a homeowner does, that they never tell you about is? Patience. Which I never have unless I'm unconscious. ...
When you've seen one pot, you've seen them all. Maybe not! I saw this pot above featured in a video, (I'll put a link below) and it was custom made. The down side was it is not being sold in stores, the bigger down side was I wanted one. ...
Hiring a contractor to do work on your home is one of the most daunting tasks for a homeowner. Finding the right one who will do the job correctly and in a timely fashion is stressful for a lot of homeowners. So since I just had a new fence installed I thought I'd share a few tips. ...
Summer heat, flowers and BBQ season has begun and here at my house is no exception. I hope you are ready for a HUGE flower carpet ride because I have taken a ton of pictures of both the front and backyard flower beds. ...
Every garden has a trouble spot or one of those areas that you just never get right the first time you design it. For me it is the front flowerbed right up against the living room window. ...
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. ...