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Showing posts with label Summer Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Garden. Show all posts


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.

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.

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.

June Garden Tour

Garden | 


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

Cottage Garden Photos for Early August

Curb Appeal using a Cottage Style Garden

Cottage Style Garden with late summer gorgeous color

August is here in the garden. Summer is going by so fast, I feel like I should give it a speeding ticket!

Garden Flowers for Summer

Summer easy to care for perennials

Garden photos of flowers

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 - Easy to care for Perennials

July Blooms - Garden Inspiration and Ideas

The best perennials for the garden

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. 

Garden Photo's for Early June

Garden Photos

I thought I would give an update on the garden flower bed in the front yard. And play with my tripod as the sun goes down.

Late Spring Garden Flowers

Garden Photos

Garden Photos showing you what's blooming for late spring.

Summer Garden Tour with Hydrangeas, Daisy’s, Phlox, Coreopsis and Much More

Summer Garden Tour with tons of beautiful color!

Trash to Treasure – repurposing a lantern into garden art

Yard Art 

Yard Art Project, turning trash to treasure @

Trash to treasure. One of my favorite things to do when I am not gardening. Turning something broken into something beautiful.

If you have read my blog you know I love lanterns, and living south of Chicago, I have to contend with windy conditions. Wind + lanterns equals broken glass. At least around my house, that is what it equals and this poor thing was on the front porch. The porch is supposed to be a safe zone. Least it was.

Perennial Garden Blooms in my Backyard

Perennial Garden Blooms in my Backyard

Well, yesterday was a productive day! I had a weirdo episode (again), LiveWriter finally started working again, (Thank you microsoft! and G+ for working things out) and the sun came out so I could snap some pic's of whats blooming.

Yard Art Fest - Rusty Metal Bird Feeder using metal scrap

Make your own Bird Feeder ot of scrap leftover materials.
Turning leftover scrap material into a gorgeous bird feeder that becomes yard art in the garden.

Garden Art - A Flower Chandelier

Chandelier Makeover

Garden Art - A Flower Chandelier @
It's that time again for another inspiration filled Yard Art Project for your yard.

Trimming Around Flower Beds

Garden Maintenance

How to trim around flower beds

I am going to share my secret for trimming around a massive amount of flower beds...A lot of you know I have about 140 square feet of Garden around my house and Garage. 

July Summer Garden Tour 2014

Summer Garden Tour showcasing tons of flowers and shrubs

Let's take a nice quiet stroll and look at some flowerbeds in my front and backyard shall we?

I Want Rose Colored Glasses!!

Ohhh the things I've seen....sometimes these things keep me up at night. Because I wonder...have I had the weirdo magnet all my life?

or have I just gotten "ed-u-ma-cated" enough to finally give it a name?


How To Make A Yard Art Candlelier

Thrift store makeover on dated light fixtures

Turning trash to treasure for the garden is a great way to up-cycle old lamps an chandeliers.

Gardens on an Indiana Prairie

Gardening Inspiration showcasing flowers and shrubs

I thought you'd appreciate a Garden Tour of a gorgeous Landscape Nursery here in Northwest Indiana.

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